Estate of Steelers QB Dwayne Haskins settles down with driver and dump truck owner more than a year after NFL star was fatally shot on a Florida highway
- Haskins was fatally hit by a dump truck along a Florida highway in April 2022
- In March this year, a lawsuit was filed on behalf of his widow, Kalabrya Haskins
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According to an attorney representing Haskins’ widow, the estate of late quarterback Dwayne Haskins has reached a settlement with the driver, owner and broker of the dump truck that struck and killed the former NFL star.
Details of the settlement were not disclosed, according to ESPN.
Haskins was fatally hit by a dump truck along a Florida highway in April 2022. In March of this year, a lawsuit was filed on behalf of Haskins’ surviving family.
The lawsuit alleged that the driver of the dump truck was driving too fast, driving carelessly and had a cargo load exceeding the legal weight limit. He also named the individual owner of the 1994 Kenworth truck and the driver’s trucking company.
Rick Ellsley, the attorney for Haskins’ widow, Kalabrya Haskins, told via ESPN that other deals with “various other parties” have already been reached. However, he added that “the case continues in Broward County Circuit Court against several other defendants.”
Kalabrya Haskins and Dwayne Haskins, killed in a car accident on April 9, 2022
Investigators say the dump truck hit Haskins in the center lane of the freeway
The lawsuit also charged two people – Joey Smith and Meriem Yassine – with drugging Haskins “to blackmail and rob him, causing and/or contributing to grievous bodily injury and death.” Smith and Haskins knew each other before the latter’s death, but Yassine had no existing relationship with the quarterback, Ellsley told DailyMail.com.
Haskins, 24, was struck by at least two vehicles along a Florida highway on April 9, 2022. Previously, it was reported that a single dump truck hit the quarterback on the highway, but he had also been “partially” hit by another. vehicle, according to the Florida Highway Patrol accident report that was provided to DailyMail.com at the time.
It remains unclear what Haskins was doing while walking along a highway near the Fort Lauderdale airport.
A possible clue comes from a 911 call made by Kalabrya, who told the operator that her husband’s car was stuck and he was leaving on foot to look for a gas station.
In a panicked 911 call, provided to DailyMail.com, Kalabrya explained that she was calling from Pittsburgh about 10 minutes after speaking with her husband on April 9, 2022.
Police said Haskins was attempting to cross Interstate 595 in Fort Lauderdale around 6:30 a.m.
She explained that Haskins told her he was stranded on a highway in Broward County, Florida, and was walking for gas. He reportedly told Kalabrya he would call her when he was done, but she never received a call.
Another 911 call includes a witness saying he saw a man being run over by a dump truck.
A former Washington first-round pick, Haskins struggled in his first two years in the league and was cut in 2021 before signing a one-year, $850,000 contract to back up at Pittsburgh.
Haskins earned more than $14 million in the NFL after an impressive career at Ohio State.