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Wed Aug 21, 2013, 06:17 AM

Coroner's report: Michael Hastings crash death 'instantaneous,' drugs not factor

By Richard Esposito and Tom Winter, NBC News

The journalist whose controversial Rolling Stone article ended the career of the U.S. commander in Afghanistan died almost instantaneously when he drove his Mercedes at high speed into a tree in Hollywood, according to a just-released coronerís report.

While small amounts of marijuana and methamphetamine were detected in the system of Michael Hastings, says the report, they likely did not contribute to his death.

Hastingsí charred body was pulled from the wreck of his silver 2013 Mercedes on North Highland Avenue after 4:20 a.m. on June 18.

The death spawned a flurry of conspiracy theories because Hastings, a 33-year-old writer for Gentlemanís Quarterly, Rolling Stone and Buzzfeed, reported on national security.
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Reply Coroner's report: Michael Hastings crash death 'instantaneous,' drugs not factor (Original post)
silvershadow Aug 2013 OP
malaise Aug 2013 #1
kelliekat44 Aug 2013 #2
malaise Aug 2013 #4
burnodo Aug 2013 #5
silvershadow Aug 2013 #3

Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2013, 06:19 AM

1. Search again - someone posted yesterday that he had a relapse

and that caused the accident.
Ah well!

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Response to malaise (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 21, 2013, 06:22 AM

2. The post yesterday indicated drug found in his system. Not the cause of accident. nt

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Response to kelliekat44 (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 21, 2013, 06:34 AM

4. So what did the subject of the OP infer?

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Response to malaise (Reply #4)

Wed Aug 21, 2013, 06:54 AM

5. All solved!

 

"Nothing to see here! Move along"

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Response to malaise (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 21, 2013, 06:22 AM

3. I saw those. What I didn't see was any talking about this coroner's report that drugs were not a

factor.

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