Steelers QB Dwayne Haskins killed in auto accident

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FILE – Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins (3) warms up before an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, Dec. 19, 2021, in Pittsburgh. Haskins was killed in an auto accident Saturday, April 9, 2022, in Florida. Haskins’ death was confirmed by the Steelers. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins has been killed in an auto accident near Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Authorities say Haskins was hit by a dump truck while walking on a highway. The Steelers and Washington Commanders, his former team, released statements extending their condolences.

The 24-year-old Haskins was a first-round draft choice of Washington in 2019 and started seven games, going 2-5 as a rookie. He was 1-5 in six starts the next season for the team, then was released on Dec. 29, 2020.

A few weeks later, he was signed by Pittsburgh, but did not play in the 2021 season.

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