Morphine found in Roy Halladay's system before fatal plane crash

A tribute is played on the scoreboard for former Blue Jays and Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay before the start of a game between the Toronto Raptors and the Chicago Bulls at Air Canada Centre on Nov. 7 2017

Two-time Cy Young Award victor and former Phillies ace Roy Halladay had evidence of morphine, an amphetamine and a sleeping aid in his system when he fatally crashed his plane off Florida's gulf coast in November, according to multiple reports.

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 had a blood alcohol content of 0.01, according to the autopsy report.

Halladay, 40, died after crashing his sports plane into the water in the Gulf of Mexico just 17 minutes after he had taken off from a lake near his Tampa-area home.

Medical examiners found that Halladay suffered rib and leg fractures, liver, lung and spleen injuries, as well as a subdural hemorrhage, according to TMZ.

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

Dow rises 133 points on better-than-expected earnings
European bourses opened lower, mirroring moves in Asia and Wall Street overnight, as earnings updates from companies weighed. Wall Street's main indexes rose on Wednesday as investors' expectations for higher earnings lifted stocks across sectors.

An autopsy on former MLB All-Star Roy Halladay determined his cause of death to be blunt trauma, with drowning also being a contributing factor.

He started his career with the Toronto Blue Jays, winning the 2003 American League Cy Young Award, before he was traded to the Phillies ahead of the 2010 season.

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

During his 16-year career, Halladay finished with a 203-105 record with a 3.38 ERA.

Halladay picked up flying after retiring from Major League Baseball.

Related News:



Most liked

Maine Attorney General Joins Group That Wants Review of Banking Laws,Pot
Even before his administration took the medical marijuana registry off the Pennsylvania law-enforcement computer network, Gov. Harris has been a long-time opponent of legalizing marijuana, but he believes allowing research into the drug is important.

Landmark Brexit Bill passed
This is a critical piece of legislation that aims to maximise certainty for individuals and businesses after our exit". That will go on until early April followed by report stage later that month and...

Jets WR Anderson arrested again in Florida
The 24-year-old undrafted receiver signed with the Jets in 2016 after playing college football at Temple University. According to the report, Anderson threatened the officer's wife and his family once he was in the patrol vehicle .

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' stars blast film's all-male version
The internet, per usual, was quick to react to the absurdity, with the film's director, Rian Johnson , even weighing in. If so, Howard may be the most powerful wielder of The Force yet.

Used Cars To Get Cheaper As GST Council Slashes Rates
Good news for automobile owners and businesses, as the GST slab for old and new automobiles, have been reduced from 28% to 12%. Also, all powerful GST Council has not finalized single form return under GST which was the main agenda of meeting.

Amazon releases finalist cities for second headquarters
Alec Ross, a Democratic candidate for Maryland governor , tweeted: "Baltimore did not make the list of finalists for Amazon HQ2". The only Florida city to make the cut is Miami . "All the proposals showed tremendous enthusiasm and creativity".

Pope Francis marries couple on Chile flight
I have married 40 couples. "That's why the marriage has worked out", the bride joked. The pair only asked the Argentinian to bless their marriage, but he had other ideas.

Three officers hospitalized, one dead, after shooting in Harrisburg
Hill was transported immediately to UPMC Pinnacle Harrisburg hospital, where he died. They did not say what the relationship was between her and Sturgis.

Syrian Kurdish PYD urges action against Turkish bombing of Afrin - statement
Russian Federation has criticized the plan as well, saying it could fuel tensions around Afrin. However, the US has supported the YPG as its ally on the ground in combating IS in Syria.

NFL Conference Championship match up review
The Eagles will be going up against a Minnesota Vikings team which has a pass defence second only to the Jacksonville Jaguars . The Philadelphia Eagles lost the only two Super Bowls they've appeared in while the Minnesota Vikings lost all four of theirs.

Maria Sharapova THRASHES Anastasija Sevastova to stake Australian Open title claim
World number one Simona Halep, who was unconvincing in her first round encounter, takes on Canadian Eugenie Bouchard. Wawrinka, who had six months out after surgery on his left knee, beat Ricardas Berankis 6-3, 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (2).

Citigroup Takes $22B Charge on Tax Law Adjustments
The client is troubled South African furniture retailer Steinhoff International, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters. About $19 billion of it arises because United States tax rules allow companies to use past losses to reduce future bills.

Toyota to debut Apple CarPlay integration with 2019 Avalon
The Avalon also offers a panoramic view monitor as an option and a rear cross traffic braking system. The Avalon also gets an upgraded eight-speed transmission, which replaces the old six-speed unit.

Google says "no changes" to mapping platform in China
But Google Maps has wider appeal, and remains one of the most-downloaded applications in the company's portfolio. The Chinese government also imposes strict rules on the collection and use of map data.

Google to expand cloud infrastructure with new regions, submarine cables
A second cable, which will run from the United States east coast to Denmark, with a stopover in Ireland, will be 7242 kms in length.