At a hearing yesterday, coroner Suzanne Greenaway said that Amy's blood-alcohol level was FIVE TIMES the legal drunk driving limit when she died on July 23rd.
Greenaway said Amy's death was the, quote, "unintended consequence" of her drinking . . . meaning she wasn't trying to kill herself. Instead, it was a case of, quote, "death by misadventure."
Earlier in the hearing, Amy's physician testified that Amy was trying hard to quit drinking . . . but had recently started again after a period of abstinence.
She also said she saw Amy the night before her death, and she was, quote, "tipsy" but coherent and able to hold a conversation. She added, quote, "Amy didn't want to die, she was looking forward to the future."
After the coroner's ruling, Amy's parents issued a statement saying, quote, "It is some relief to finally find out what happened to Amy . . .
"The court heard that Amy was battling hard to conquer her problems with alcohol and it is a source of great pain to us that she could not win in time."