January 21, 2009

Dakota Culkin was drunk when hit by car

Dakota Culkin, who died after being hit by a car while crossing a Los Angeles street last month, was drunk at the time of the collision, officials said.

The 29-year-old aspiring production designer was the sister of actors Macaulay, Rory and Keiran Culkin.

Her death from blunt-force trauma was declared an accident and no charges were filed against the motorist who hit her.

Los Angeles coroner's office spokesman Ed Winter told E! News Dakota Culkin had a blood-alcohol level of 0.31 percent, more than three times the state legal limit of 0.08, at the time of the accident.

It might have influenced her decision to walk into traffic, Winter said.