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Dwayne Haskins was well over the legal drinking limit when he was hit by a truck on the freeway

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins was legally drunk and high on drugs before he was fatally hit by a dump truck while walking on a Florida interstate highway last month, a concluded an autopsy report released on Monday.

The Broward County Medical Examiner’s Office said Haskins’ blood alcohol level was 0.20 when he was fatally struck on Interstate 595 near Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport just before the crash. April 9 dawn. That’s 2.5 times the legal limit of 0.08 for driving in the state.

According to the University of California, Davis, and other universities, someone of Haskins’ weight, 230 pounds, would have needed at least 10 drinks in the hours before death to reach that level. He also had ketamine, a powerful painkiller, and its metabolite, norketamine, in his system. The drug can be prescribed by a doctor, but can also be abused recreationally. The report doesn’t say why the former Ohio State University star had it in his system.

The report says investigators found Haskins’ car out of gas near where he was hit. A woman he was with told investigators that Haskins, 24, went to get fuel. Witnesses said he was trying to wave at cars and was standing in the center lane when he was hit by the truck and then an SUV. The report says he died of blunt force trauma. No charges have been filed.

The Steelers told investigators that Haskins had no mental health issues and had never made suicidal threats. They said he sometimes drank heavily and sometimes used marijuana, but was not known to use other recreational drugs. The medical examiner ruled the death accidental.

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