Autopsy: Howe had meth in system at time of crash

Updated: June 28, 2006, 2:05 PM ET
Associated Press

RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- Former major league pitcher Steve Howe had methamphetamine in his system when he was killed after his pickup truck drifted off a desert highway, a coroner's autopsy showed.

The coroner's office said Tuesday that Howe, 48, of Valencia died of injuries sustained in the April 28 single-vehicle crash on Interstate 10 in Coachella, about 150 miles east of Los Angeles.

Toxicological results determined there was methamphetamine in his bloodstream, the coroner's ...

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