By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Halladay family has to deal with their husband and father’s passing once again. On Wednesday, new information was released following Roy Halladay’s death in 2017.
According to the Associated Press, Halladay had drugs in his system at the time of his death. In addition, the investigation showed that he was doing stunts on the plane before he passed away.
The investigation, according to the National Transportation Safety Board, he had ‘high levels of amphetamines in his system and was doing extreme acrobatics when he lost control of his small plane.’ After losing control of his plane, Halladay nosedived into the Gulf of Mexico, killing him.
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The NTSB said that he had ‘amphetamine levels about 10 times therapeutic levels’ in his blood. The report also said that he had a ‘high level of morphine and an anti-depressant that can impair judgment.’
The investigation claimed that Halladay, a Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher, ‘performed high-pitch climbs and steep turns, sometimes within 5 feet of the water.’ The NTSB said that Halladay’s actions put ‘loads of nearly two-times gravity on the plane.’
The former MLB pitcher previously bought the plane, an Icon A5, in October 2017. His final maneuver, before the plane crash, saw Halladay making a ‘steep climb and his speed fell to about 85 miles per hour.’
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The investigation showed that his plane then went into a nosedive and crashed into the water. The 40-year-old passed away from blunt force trauma and drowning.
A final report is expected to be released soon on the accident.
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