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Fort Washington man killed in crash

Matt Zapotosky

Update, 7:02 p.m.: Haskins coached football at Oxon Hill High School for many years and recently was an assistant at C.H. Flowers High School. See allmetsports.com for more.

Original post:
A Fort Washington man was killed Tuesday night after he had some type of medical emergency and crashed his SUV into a guardrail in the Forest Heights area of Prince George’s County, authorities said.

Clifton Haskins, 59, was traveling north in the 5600 block of Indian Head Highway when he had some type of medical emergency, said Cpl. Erica Johnson, a police spokeswoman.

His SUV crossed the median strip and hit several bushes, then veered into the southbound lanes and struck a guardrail, Johnson said.

Johnson said investigators would need an autopsy to determine whether the medical emergency or the crash killed Haskins. She said she did not know what type of medical emergency Haskins had.

The crash occurred about 10:15 p.m., authorities said.

-- Matt Zapotosky

By Matt Zapotosky  |  August 18, 2010; 7:04 PM ET
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Comments

Cliff Haskins is a Legend in the football world. He sent many kids to college on athletic schlorships, won many championships and was just an overall great man. He will be missed by his family and the kids he helped turn into young men. May God bless his soul.

Posted by: thecondaman | August 18, 2010 4:15 PM | Report abuse

I concur with thecondaman, in the sentiments expressed.

I served with Cliff Haskins on the Metropolitan Police Departemnt. Cliff was one of the finest people I ever met.

May God keep him close and may his family find peace.

Posted by: jnrentz@aol.com | August 18, 2010 5:09 PM | Report abuse

I concur with the all comments by thecondaman.

I served with Cliff Haskins on the Metropolitan Police Department. Cliff was one of the finest people I ever met.

Posted by: jnrentz@aol.com | August 18, 2010 5:12 PM | Report abuse

It is an honor to have known Coach Haskins. So many of us are better men and women because of how he impacted our lives. God will eternally bless his soul as he was such an amazing man who gave selflessly without ever an expectation of repayment. May God comfort his friends and family.

Posted by: mrsjoseph | August 19, 2010 12:10 AM | Report abuse

THE OXON HILL FAMILY grieves the loss of Coach Haskins. As an alumni of OHSH, I have memories of Coach mentoring young men and always about his business. He also reared my brother in his football ventures.

Sad, sad, sad.....Haskins family you are in our prayers....

Posted by: sonel | August 19, 2010 7:59 AM | Report abuse

THE OXON HILL FAMILY grieves the loss of Coach Haskins. As an alumni of OHSH, I have memories of Coach mentoring young men and always about his business. He also reared my brother in his football ventures.

Sad, sad, sad.....Haskins family you are in our prayers....

Posted by: sonel | August 19, 2010 8:29 AM | Report abuse

Clifton was a good man, and had a powerful amazing spirit. He was a loving uncle, and I am proud to have had him in our lives. He did amazing things, and the love and training he gave to others was exceptional, and we will always have that part of him with us. Every time we work on the vehicle, play football in the yard, or mow the grass, I'll hear his voice.
He was the voice of clarity, reason, common sense, experience and humor.
The children miss their Uncle Buddha very much, but we know he'll always be with us. We love you. <3

Posted by: arijahankhkhalid | August 19, 2010 10:33 AM | Report abuse

May his family always remember what impact their husband, father, brother, uncle and friend coach Haskins was and his spirit will be forever be cherised and appreciated. (1997 alumni) OHHS

Posted by: experiencelaneyahoocom | August 23, 2010 8:20 PM | Report abuse

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