Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins died earlier this month after he was hit by a truck on a highway in Florida. While many of his Ohio State alums and NFL teammates shared touching tributes, the details surrounding what happened remained fairly unknown.
We now know some of the details as the 911 call from Haskins’ wife, Kalabrya, has been released. In it, she tells the operator that Haskins told her he was stranded on the side of the road and was walking to get gas.
NEW: 911 audio from the morning Dwayne Haskins tragically died on a South Florida road.
One of the calls is from his concerned wife in Pittsburgh after she says she just spoke to him. pic.twitter.com/yoAWsHJbiG
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“He said he was going to call me back after he finished putting the gas in,” but she says he never called back.
“I kept calling and kept calling,” Kalabyra told the 911 operator, via TMZ Sports. “He wasn’t answering. Eventually, after 10 minutes of calling the phone, eventually it cut off. It’s not working now. I had his location. I just want somebody to go in the area and see if his car is there and if he’s OK and if anything happened to him.”
The dispatch operator does inform Kalabyra that there has been an incident on the highway but doesn’t share specific details.
“I don’t want you to panic, but I’m going to be honest with you,” the dispatcher said. “We do have an incident on the highway — but I can’t confirm if that’s your husband or not.”
The 24-year-old quarterback passed away after he was hit by a dump truck on the highway.
Haskins was honored at the Ohio State spring game and it’s very likely the Steelers and the NFL will honor him in some way during the upcoming NFL season.