Roy Halladay Died from Blunt Force Trauma, had Drugs in System

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

Ex-Phillies ace Roy Halladay had morphine in system when plane crashed, report says

An autopsy report is revealing more details about the cause of Roy Halladay's death.

Roy Halladay, who spent 12 seasons with the Jays, was flying in his two-seater plane over the Gulf of Mexico when it crashed on Tuesday.

TMZ reported the sleep aid was a generic form of Ambien.

However, the Tampa Times also reports the autopsy showed signs of some powerful medications in Halladay's system at the time of his death.

Halladay's ICON 15 aircraft flew very close to homes and near the water before crashing on November 8, the National Transportation Safety Board said. According to Spectrum Bay News 9, his blood-alcohol content was 0.01 percent.

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Halladay, an eight-time All-Star during his 16-year career with the Blue Jays and Phillies, was an avid flier and often shared posts about flying his ICON A5 aircraft.

The report also reveals that Halladay suffered a subdural hemorrhage, multiple rib fractures, a leg fracture and injuries to his lungs, liver and spleen.

Any amount over 50 ng/ml of the drug "appears capable of impairing driving to a degree that increases the risk of a motor vehicle accident", according to the FDA's website.

Halladay was a two-time victor of the Cy Young Award given to the best pitchers in the league during his 16-year MLB career. 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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