Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins was legally drunk and had taken medicine earlier than he was fatally struck by a dump truck whereas strolling on a Florida interstate freeway final month, an post-mortem report launched Monday concluded.
The Broward County Medical Examiner’s Workplace stated Haskins’ blood alcohol content material was 0.20 when he was fatally struck on Interstate 595 close to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Worldwide Airport simply earlier than daybreak on April 9. That’s 2.5 occasions the 0.08 authorized restrict for driving within the state.
Based on the College of California, Davis, and different universities, somebody of Haskins’ weight, 230 kilos, would have wanted not less than 10 drinks within the hours earlier than his dying to achieve that stage. He additionally had the robust painkiller ketamine and its metabolite norketamine in his system. The drug will be prescribed by a health care provider, however will also be abused recreationally. The report doesn’t say why the previous Ohio State College star had it in his system.
The report stated investigators discovered Haskins’ automotive out of fuel close to the place he was hit. A girl he was with informed investigators Haskins, 24, had gone to get gasoline. Witnesses stated he was making an attempt to wave down automobiles and standing within the heart lane when he was hit by the truck after which an SUV. The report stated he died of blunt drive trauma. No costs have been filed.
The Steelers informed investigators that Haskins had no psychological well being points and had by no means made any suicidal threats. They stated he generally drank closely and generally used marijuana, however was not recognized to make use of every other leisure medicine. The medical expert dominated the dying an accident.