‘He had to go walking to get gas:’ 911 calls capture panic in Dwayne Haskins’ death

Haskins, QB for the Pittsburgh Steelers, was 24 years old

Dwayne Haskins's death in Broward remains under investigation

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Through tears, a woman told a 911 dispatcher she had just seen a man die on Interstate 595 in Broward County. Authorities later identified him as Dwayne Haskins, a 24-year-old quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Haskins was attempting to cross I-595′s westbound lanes when he died at about 6:30 a.m., on April 9, near the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, according to the Florida Highway Patrol and News 6 partner Local 10 News.

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“Oh my God! Oh my God! What the [expletive] is wrong with you? Get the [expletive] out of the road ... Oh my God ... I am in the middle of 95 ... There was a man hit in front of me. I was traveling on the road and I saw a dump truck hit the man ... I am on the side of the road ... and he is in the middle of the road.”

The audio of the 911 call shows the witness’s anger and panic turned into shock and anguish.

Listen to the call in the audio player below.

Another 911 call on that Saturday morning was from Haskins’ wife, Kalabrya Haskins, who was in Pittsburgh, TMZ Sports reported.

“My husband is stuck on the side of the highway ... He had to go walking to get gas ... We were on the phone. He said he was going to call me back ... and I kept calling and kept calling and he wouldn’t answer,” she said.

The 911 dispatcher later said, “I don’t want you to panic but I am going to be honest with you. We do have an incident on the highway, but I can’t confirm if that is your husband or not ... We have units en route right now. I think rescue just got on scene. Hang tight.”

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The Emmy Award-winning journalist joined the Local 10 News team in 2013. She wrote for the Miami Herald for more than 9 years and won a Green Eyeshade Award.