Southport Football Player Killed in Car Crash
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.
The Southport family lost Rashawn Haskins last night. He was an amazing young man who overcame so much in his life. Just earlier in the morning he was named to the IFCA All State team, something he wanted and earned. Rashawn you are loved and will be dearly missed. #flyhigh8 pic.twitter.com/ZXbNLNt2EO
— Southport Football (@SHSCardinalFB) December 2, 2018
We are mourning the loss of a former member of our program, Rashawn Haskins. Rashawn was a warrior on the basketball floor & the gridiron. Our thoughts are with his family, friends, and the entire Southport community. RIP, Rashawn.
— Southport Basketball (@SouthportBBall) December 2, 2018
(PHOTO: WISH TV)