Pittsburgh Steelers defender Dwayne Haskins was killed in a dump truck on the Florida highway, police said

Dwayne Haskins, a Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback and a finalist for 2018 

Heisman Trophy in Ohio was killed by a dump truck on Saturday morning while trying on a highway through South Florida, police said.

Haskins, who re-signed the Steelers last month, is 24 years old.

Haskins was trying to cross the westbound Interstate 595 near Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Broward County

When he was hit by a dump truck, the Florida Highway Patrol said. The incident was reported at 6:30 p.m., the patrol said.

When the incident occurred, he drove "on the (highway) for unknown reasons," the patrol said in a press release.

Details of what caused this were not immediately available. 

In recent days, Haskins in South Florida has worked with some Steelers teammates, as evidenced by instagram stories of Haskins 

Steelers running back to Najee Harris.

The news of Haskins' death provoked shocking remarks from across the league and beyond.

"I'm overwhelmed and I'm losing words with the unfortunate death of Dwayne Haskins,"

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said in a statement issued by the team.

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