Troopers: Ex-golfer had been drinking before crash

FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2008, file photo, Danielle Downey hits from the fairway on the ninth hole during the first round of the Bell Micro LPGA Classic golf tournament at Magnolia Grove Golf Course in Mobile, Ala. Downey, a former Auburn and LPGA player, died in a single-car accident in Auburn, Ala., Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014. She was 33. Downey was in her second season as Auburn's director of golf operations. (AP Photo/The Press-Register, Bill Starling, File)

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) -- A state trooper's report indicates former Auburn and LPGA player Danielle Downey had been drinking the night she died in a single-car accident.

The Alabama Department of Public Safety released the crash report Monday evening.

The report says the 33-year-old had passed another vehicle at a high rate of speed. She lost control, struck a tree and was ejected after her car overturned several times on Jan. 31.

Downey, Auburn's director of golf operations, was pronounced dead upon arrival at a hospital.

The report says Downey had drinks with friends at an Auburn restaurant before the accident. A friend, Diana Ramage says she tried to take Downey's keys because it appeared she'd had too much to drink.

Downey played on the LPGA Tour from 2006 through 2010.

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