Major League Baseball star Roy Halladay died from blunt force trauma, drowning
- Author: Megan Austin Jan 21, 2018,
Jan 21, 2018, 1:23
The two-time Cy Young victor spent 16 years in the league and was 40-years-old at the time of the crash.
The autopsy, released by the medical examiner in Pasco and Pinellas Counties, Florida on Friday, determined the all-star pitcher died accidentally from blunt force trauma with drowning as a contributing factor.
Halladay was observed diving, climbing and doing low-level steep turns over the Gulf of Mexico off Clearwater and boaters who shot cell phone video of this flying were the first on the scene of his accident.
The Tampa Bay Times reports that an autopsy released Friday shows the former Blue Jays and Phillies All-Star died from blunt force trauma with drowning as a contributing factor when he crashed his personal plane into the Gulf of Mexico near New Port Richey on November 7. The NTSB investigation into Halladay's death did not identify the cause of the crash.
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His blood-alcohol level at the time of the crash was 0.01, according to the Tampa Bay Times. The plane flipped over after hitting the water.
Halladay's body was found in about six feet of water. 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. He also tossed the second postseason no-hitter in Major League Baseball history in October 2010 against the Cincinnati Reds.
Halladay pitched in the big leagues for 16 years, winning 203 games and losing 105. It was the first no-hitter in the playoffs since the Yankees' Don Larsen threw a ideal game against the Brooklyn Dodgers in Game 5 of the 1956 World Series. When he retired in 2013, Halladay cited back and shoulder injuries as the season.