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Autopsy Reveals Roy Halladay Had Morphine, Amphetamines In System At Time of Plane Crash
It’s almost unreal to think Roy Halladay has been gone for over two months now due to a tragic plane crash that claimed his life.
On Friday, the former Philadelphia Phillies/Toronto Blue Jays pitcher’s autopsy results were revealed and it stated what all knew all along—that he died from blunt force trauma and drowning after his plane crashed into the Gulf of Mexico in November, according to TMZ and the Tampa Bay Times.
His toxicology report, however, also revealed that Halladay’s blood-alcohol level was 0.01 and there were traces of amphetamine, morphine, and Zolpidem, which is typically used to treat insomnia.
“One source familiar with the autopsy tells us the results are consistent with someone who uses Rx medication.
One thing of note … the FDA lists on its website that more than 50 ng/ml of zolpidem “appears capable of impairing driving to a degree that increases the risk of a motor vehicle accident.”
Halladay’s blood tested positive for 72 ng/ml.
The autopsy report notes that morphine can be found in the system as a result of heroin use — however sources tell us there is no indication Halladay had been using heroin or any other “clandestine drug.”
The report also shows Hallday suffered a subdural hemorrhage in the crash — along with multiple rib fractures and lung, liver and spleen injuries. He also had a leg fracture.”
The two-time Cy Young winner spent 16 years in the league and was 40-years-old at the time of the crash.