Halladay Had Drugs In System

Autopsy reveals traces of morphine in Roy Halladay's system at time of plane crash

A toxicology report came back positive for morphine and amphetamines, as well as zolpidem, which is better known as Ambien.

Halladay's official cause of death was listed as blunt trauma and drowning, according to the report.

Witnesses told authorities the plane was climbing, diving, and flying close to the water surface shortly before impact.

The report by the Pinellas-Pasco Medical Examiner's Office also showed that Halladay's blood alcohol content was.01.

As TMZ points out via the Food and Drug Administration, the amount of Zolpidem found in Halladay's system (72 ng/ml) is more than enough to impair a driver and increase the risk of an accident.

The 40-year-old Halladay died on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, when his plane crashed off the coast of Tampa, Fla.

The report also shows Halladay suffered a subdural hemorrhage in the crash along with multiple rib fractures and lung, liver and spleen injuries.

Several nearby boaters confirmed TMZ's report that the pitcher's plane was "dramatically increasing and decreasing in elevation".

An eight-time All-Star, Halladay pitched a flawless game and a playoff no-hitter in 2010.

In 2003, Halladay won a club-record 22 games en route to his first Cy Young Award and was the backbone of the franchise through the first decade of the 2000s as the Blue Jays unsuccessfully tried to catch the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox in the American League East. During his time in Major League Baseball, he won the Cy Young Award twice and pitched a no-hitter in the 2010 playoffs.

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