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Trooper: Auburn's Downey drinking before crash

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William Porter Payne, Chairman of the Augusta National Golf Club, chats with the media prior to the start of the 2015 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 8, 2015 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)  - 

AUBURN, Ala. – 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 from 2006 through 2010.