August 18, 2023

Former Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterback Dwayne Haskins, Jr. was tragically killed after he was hit by a dump truck on I-595 during the early morning hours of April 9, 2022 in Broward County, Florida.

Kalabrya Haskins, as Personal Representative of Dwayne’s Estate has recently reached a combined settlement with the truck driver, the truck owner, and the truck broker.

Settlements with various other parties have been previously secured.

The case continues to proceed in Broward County Circuit Court against multiple other defendants.

Rick Ellsley of The Ellsley Law Firm, P.L.L.C.

on behalf of Kalabrya Haskins

ESPN: Haskins estate agrees to settle with truck driver
The Athletic: Dwayne Haskins’ estate reaches settlement with 3 defendants in lawsuit over QB’s death
CBS Sports: Dwayne Haskins' estate reaches settlement with dump truck driver and owner in lawsuit over QB's death
USA Today: Dwayne Haskins' widow settles with driver and owners of dump truck that hit and killed him
Daily Mail: Steelers QB Dwayne Haskins' estate settles with dump truck driver and owner
USA Today/Related: Dwayne Haskins wasn't just a tragic case. He was a husband, quarterback and teammate.

Statement regarding Dwayne Haskins, Jr.

April 11, 2023

Rick Ellsley of The Ellsley Law Firm, P.L.L.C.

on behalf of Kalabrya Haskins

Former Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterback Dwayne Haskins, Jr. was tragically killed during the early morning hours of April 9, 2022 on I-595 in Broward County, Florida.

The Florida Highway Patrol Traffic Homicide Report shows that Dwayne was only feet away from making it safely across the roadway when he was struck and killed by an old dump truck. This truck was going faster than the speed limit, carrying excessive cargo, had brake system problems, and was traveling on low tread tires with separated sidewalls.

The truck driver hit Dwayne with the front left side of the truck. This is directly in front of where the driver was sitting behind the steering wheel. The driver told the police that before he hit Dwayne, he saw Dwayne “ahead of his vehicle” in the center lane.

The report also confirms that before Dwayne was killed, there were multiple other drivers who were driving in front of and behind the dump truck and saw Dwayne on the roadway and avoided hitting him.

A few drivers even had time to call 911 and were present in the area before Dwayne was hit.

There were tail lights, brake lights, and hazard flashers from these cars as well as a bright traffic construction signal board – all of which illuminated Dwayne as the dump truck driver was approaching the area where Dwayne was crossing.

Many questions remain as to why the truck driver did not avoid hitting Dwayne given the highly visible activity in the area before the impact and the fact that the other drivers did not hit Dwayne. The truck driver’s cell phone records have not yet been disclosed. The report also notes that the driver refused to provide a blood sample to the police at the scene and still has not provided the alcohol test results.

As to what occurred in the hours before Dwayne was killed, many questions remain unanswered. It is believed that Dwayne was targeted and drugged as part of a blackmail and robbery conspiracy. In fact, his highly-expensive watch was stolen from him shortly before his death.

The filing of this lawsuit is an important step in the process of uncovering the complete truth about this tragedy. The civil justice system allows for subpoenas to be issued for critical documents and for sworn testimony to be taken of people who have knowledge about the events leading up to Dwayne’s death.

We ask that any person with knowledge of this incident please contact us at (954) 888-7720 or email us at

On behalf of Dwayne’s wife, his family, and his memory, and on behalf of the truth, we respectfully request the public’s patience and its withholding of judgment while the legal process continues.

-Rick Ellsley of The Ellsley Law Firm, P.L.L.C.


March 23, 2023

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