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Police: Danielle Downey drinking before crash

Rochester, N.Y. - Funeral services will be Thursday for former LPGA golfer and Spencerport native Danielle Downey.

The 33-year-old was killed in a crash last week in Auburn, Ala. when she lost control of her car.

Downey graduated from Spencerport High School in 1999.

A state trooper's report indicates the former Auburn University player  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 said 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 said 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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