Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins passed away on Saturday morning in a tragic accident as a dump truck collided with him on I-595 near Fort Lauderdale airport.

Florida Highway Patrol spokeswoman Lt. Indiana Miranda stated Haskins was pronounced dead at the scene.

“Mr. Haskins was walking on a limited access facility Highway/expressway for unknown reasons,” FHP said in a statement. “He was attempting to cross the westbound lanes of Interstate 595 when there was oncoming traffic. Unfortunately, he collided with an oncoming dump truck.”

Miranda did not have anything to add to the questions being asked about the reason for Haskins’s presence on the highway. She declared the accident as ‘an open traffic homicide investigation’ as traffic movement was suspended on the road for several hours.

The 24-year-old quarterback was present in South Florida to spend quality time with his teammates. Many people attended his memorial, including family, friends, and fellow students, and shared heartfelt encounters with the deceased. His memorial was all about red roses, his Jersey, and teary-eyed people sharing the pieces of Haskins’s beautiful memories.

Since childhood, Haskins had an igniting passion for football, and his effort paid back when he became the quarterback at Ohio State. In 2019, Haskins was a first-round draft pick by the Washington Commanders. The team released him after going 3-10 over two seasons.

He didn’t give up and held on to his dream till he was signed as a quarterback by the Pittsburgh Steelers as a developmental QB in January 2021. Haskins accepted that he was humbled to be given a second chance to reinstate his career and was ready to move mountains and learn from coaches and teammates.

The tragic death of Haskins has shocked his teammates and coaches, and several of them are expressing grief over his sudden demise.

“I am devastated and at a loss for words with the unfortunate passing of Dwayne Haskins,” Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said. “He quickly became part of our Steelers family upon his arrival in Pittsburgh and was one of our hardest workers, both on the field and in our community. Dwayne was a great teammate, but even more so, a tremendous friend to so many. I am truly heartbroken.”

Haskins former coach Ron Rivera also shared condolences after learning about his death;

“Dwayne was a talented young man who had a long life ahead of him,” Rivera said in a release.

“This is a very sad time, and I am honestly at a loss for words. I know I speak for the rest of our team in saying he will be sorely missed. Our entire team is sending our heartfelt condolences and thoughts and prayers to the Haskins family at this time.”