Dwayne Haskins, the Pittsburgh Steelers' quarterback, died early Saturday morning in Florida

The 24-year-old was killed while walking on a South Florida freeway when he was struck by a dump truck.

In an email to NPR, Lt. Indiana Miranda of the Florida Highway Patrol said Haskins was wandering on I-595 in Broward County 

According to Miranda, Haskins was hit by the truck as he attempted to cross westbound lanes. On the spot, he was pronounced dead.

Miranda said the deadly crash, which is still under investigation as a traffic homicide, happened at 6:37 a.m.

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin claimed he was "at a loss for words" in a statement.

Upon his arrival in Pittsburgh, [Haskins] instantly became a member of our Steelers family and was one of our hardest workers

Upon his arrival in Pittsburgh, [Haskins] instantly became a member of our Steelers family and was one of our hardest workers

both on the field and in our community," Tomlin wrote. "Dwayne was a fantastic teammate, but he was even better as a terrific friend to so many.

Haskins was the quarterback for Ohio State