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Southport Football Player Killed in Car Crash

Rashawn Haskins, 18, was in a sedan with his 17-year-old girlfriend when she turned in front of a Jeep going north on Main Street near U.S. 31 and was hit just after 10 Saturday night.

GREENWOOD, Ind.--A standout athlete at Southport High School was killed in a car crash Saturday night.

Rashawn Haskins, 18, was in a sedan with his 17-year-old girlfriend when she turned in front of a Jeep going north on Main Street near U.S. 31 and was hit just after 10.

The Jeep had the green light. Police say Haskins was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. The 17-year-old was checked and released from the hospital.

Both drivers and the backseat passenger were given blood draws, which is standard procedure in a fatal crash investigation. 

Haskins' family told WTHR that the crash also injured Haskins' sister, but she is recovering. The driver was the only one in the Jeep and that driver is okay.

On Saturday, Haskins had been selected for the 6A Indiana Football Coaches Association All-State Team.

Pete Hubert, the Southport High School athletic director, told WISH TV he was in "shock" after hearing of the accident.

"I just talked to him at last night's basketball game," said Hubert. "He doesn't play on the basketball team anymore, but he was there cheering them on. I just spoke to him."

Hubert said grief counselors would be available Monday for Southport students. 

Both the Southport High School boys basketball and football programs paid tribute to Haskins.

 

(PHOTO: WISH TV)

 

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