Culkin Sister Was Drunk When Killed

Coroner says Dakota's blood-alcohol level was 3 times state limit
By Rebecca Smith Hurd,  Newser User
Posted Jan 21, 2009 9:46 AM CST
Kieran Culkin arrives to the Broadway opening of Manhattan Theatre Club's "Mauritius," Thursday, Oct. 4, 2007, in New York.   (AP Photo/Diane Bondareff)
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(Newser) – Macaulay Culkin’s sister was drunk when she was struck and killed by a car in Los Angeles last month, E! Online reports. Dakota Culkin, 29, had a blood-alcohol level of 0.31%, more than triple California’s legal limit. “It might have influenced her decision to walk into traffic,” said the coroner, who ruled blunt-force trauma as her official cause of death.