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Autopsy: Former Aide to CT Lawmaker Was Drunk in Deadly Crash



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    WASHINGTON - JANUARY 10: Neighbor John Fawcett looks over the site of a car fire inside a garage where Ashley Turton, an energy company lobbyist for Progress Energy, was found dead in a Capitol Hill neighborhood January 10, 2011 in Washington, DC. Turton was the wife of Daniel Turton, White House Deputy Director of Legislative Affairs for the House. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

    An autopsy report has revealed that a former aide to Rep. Rosa DeLauro was intoxicated when she died.

    Ashley Turton was found dead just after 5 a.m.  on Jan. 10 after her car caught fire in a parking garage in Washington, D.C.

    The Chief Medical Examiner's office told "The Hill" that "acute alcohol intoxication" was a contributing factor in Turton's death.

    Turton was a lobbyist for Progress Energy at the time of her death. Before that, she served as press secretary and chief of staff to DeLauro.

    Turton's colleagues told the Washington Post that Turton was leaving for work early. It was the day that Progress Energy and Duke Energy announced Duke's intention to by Progress, the Post reports.