Audio of multiple calls to 911 from the morning of the death of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins was released on Wednesday, saying Haskins was returning from getting gas for his vehicle while crossing the interstate.
The audio contains both a call to 911 from a distraught passerby that witnessed the accident and also a call to the emergency dispatch a woman that identified herself Kalabrya Haskins, attempting to get assistance after she lost touch with her husband,
In the audio, Kalabrya Haskins said that Dwayne told her he had run out of gas and was walking to get gas when she lost contact with him.
“He had to go walk and get gas and he said he was returning to the car on the highway,” Haskins said. “We were on the phone. He said he was going to call me back after he finished putting the gas in. I kept calling and kept calling and he didn’t answer.”
The recording was released by Florida journalist Andy Slater.
The first call on the recording is apparently from a passerby that witnessed the accident, with that woman saying, “There was man hit in front of me. I was traveling on the road and I saw a dump truck hit the man.”
The initial investigation revealed that Haskins was attempting to cross Interstate 595 in the vicinity of Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport when he was struck by the dump truck.
Haskins was pronounced dead at the scene. The results of the full Florida Highway Patrol investigation into the accident have not been announced, and could take months, an FHP spokesperson said.
Several memorial services are behind held for Haskins this weekend, including one Friday hosted by Kalabrya Haskins and the Pittsburgh Steelers on the North Side.
“I want to thank everyone for their continuous outpour of kindness and love for my husband during this extremely difficult time,” Kalabrya Haskins said in a statement this week.