by: Orri Benatar, Nexstar Multimedia Cable
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (WCMH) – A toxicology report released Monday showed Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins had a high blood alcohol level before he was hit by a dump truck on a busy highway. of Florida and die, according to multiple reports.
Haskins, 24, died on the morning of April 9, shortly after his car ran out of gas. The former Ohio State quarterback was on the Steelers’ roster and training in South Florida with his teammates.
The Broward County medical examiner’s toxicology report found Haskins’ blood alcohol level was 0.20, two and a half times the legal limit of 0.08 in Florida. Other new details from investigators said Haskins was drinking at a Miami nightclub and left the club after getting into a fight.
Haskins was allegedly in the car with a female passenger before walking down the freeway for about 20 minutes looking for gas, investigators say.
911 audio released by Haskins’ wife, Kalabrya, showed she called from Pittsburgh and said, “My husband, he was stuck on the side of the freeway because he had to go for a walk and get some gas, then he said he’d get back to the car on the highway.”
“He said he was going to call me back once he finished putting the gas on,” she said. “I had his location and just wanted someone to go to the area to see if his car is there and if he’s okay and if anything happened to him.”
Buckeyes fans, players and coaches paid tribute to Haskins during the spring game and are planning tributes throughout the season.