Southport High School mourns death of star athlete killed in crash

GREENWOOD, Ind. – The Southport community is mourning the loss of a student and star athlete killed in a car crash.

Rashawn Haskins, 18, was killed in a Greenwood crash Saturday night at the intersection of US 31 and Main Street just after 10 p.m.

There were three people in the car at the time. Police say Haskins was in the front passenger seat, and his girlfriend was driving. She was attempting to turn left when they were hit by an oncoming car. Haskins’ sister, Brianna, was in the back seat of the car. She was also injured, but she is expected to survive.

"My favorite memories with Rashawn are seeing him after the game, win or lose, with his teammates, a big smile on his face," said Southport High School football coach Brandon Winters.

Haskins was a two-sport athlete – a former member of the basketball team and an outstanding football player.

“Big smile all the time," said Winters, "if he ever had a bad day, you couldn’t really tell by his body language, which is what I’ll always remember.”

Haskins was honored for his performance on the football field on Saturday just hours before the crash. The Indiana Football Coaches Association selected him as a 2018 All-State football player.

On Monday, his teammates remembered the star player and their good friend.

“He was always front row at the basketball games, always talking to me on the court, just cheering me on, cheering on the team," said teammate Brevin Jefferson.

Others remembered his kind spirit.

“I was good friends with him, he was always kind," said teammate Ryan Lezon, "always had a smile on his face.”

Southport says counselors will be available at the high school to help students cope.

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