Salt Walther sits in his car he he and other drivers waited during intermittent rain showers before the Indianapolis 500 auto race in Indianapolis.(AP Photo)
Updated: Friday, 22 Feb 2013, 7:28 PM EST
Published : Thursday, 21 Feb 2013, 7:19 PM EST
DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) - Racing legend Salt Walther died from an accidental drug overdose.
The Montgomery County Coroner's officer released its findings Thursday. The report said Walther suffered from multiple drug intoxication.
Walther, 65, died in December 2012.
He was severely burned in a raceway crash at the Indianapolis 500 in 1973.
He admitted the pain from that crash was the start of his drug use.