Autopsy Shows Roy Halladay Had Morphine In System At Time Of Death

  • Autopsy Shows Roy Halladay Had Morphine In System At Time Of Death

Autopsy Shows Roy Halladay Had Morphine In System At Time Of Death

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.

All-star Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay had traces of morphine and other drugs in his system when his experimental plane crashed into the Gulf of Mexico in November, toxicology results showed.

The autopsy also found trace evidence of morphine, amphetamine and Ambien in his system. 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".

Large quantities - 72 ng/ml - of Zolpidem, a drug used to treat insomnia, were found in the former Major League Baseball player's system.

Halladay was the only person in the plane and died in the crash.

At the time of his death, Halladay suffered a subdural hemorrhage, fractured ribs, a fractured leg and injuries in the liver, lung and spleen.

The 8-time MLB All-Star was a pitcher for the Phillies and the Blue Jays and a two-time Cy Young Award victor during his 16-year career.

An eight-time All-Star, Halladay pitched a ideal game and a playoff no-hitter in 2010. He won the 2010 National League Cy Young Award and pitched a flawless game while winning 21 games in his first season with the Phillies.