Roy Halladay Autopsy Traces of Morphine In System at Time of Crash

Roy Halladay Autopsy Traces of Morphine In System at Time of Crash

On Friday, the Pinellas-Pasco Medical Examiner's Office released the results of Halladay's autopsy, which found that he died from blunt force trauma with drowning as a contributing factor.

Halladay was killed in a plane crash off the coast of New Port Richey, Fla., on November 7 at the age of 40.

His blood-alcohol content level was 0.01, per toxicology reports, and there was also evidence of amphetamine, morphine and a drug typically used to treat insomnia found in his body.

He was flying his Icon A5, a two-person, single engine amphibian plane when the plane went down into the water about a quarter mile west of Ben Pilot Point in New Port Richey.

Baseball legend Roy Halladay had amphetamines, morphine and traces of a drug used to treat insomnia in his system when he was killed after crashing his private plane into the Gulf of Mexico past year, an autopsy report reveals.

Halladay was piloting his own private plane when it plunged into the Mexican Gulf past year.

TMZ Sports has obtained Roy Halladay's autopsy report - in which the coroner lists the cause of death as blunt trauma and drowning. but points out the Major League Baseball star had morphine in his system. According to TMZ, the FDA's official website claims that usage of more than 50 ng/ml of the medication "appears capable of impairing driving to a degree that increases the risk of a motor vehicle accident".

Halladay pitched in the big leagues for 16 years, winning 203 games and losing 105.



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