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Autopsy result reveals Julia Crabbe died from fentanyl overdose, officials say

The 21-year-old was taken to a hospital by Redskins safety Montae Nicholson in November and later died.

WASHINGTON — Virginia authorities on Tuesday released the autopsy result a 21-year-old woman who died at a hospital after being dropped off by a Redskins player in November. 

Julia Crabbe died on Nov. 14, 2019 after ingesting a lethal dose of fentanyl, officials said.

"The manner of death is accidental and the cause of death is fentanyl intoxication," said Jennifer Starkey, the district administrator for the Virginia Office of the Chief Medical Examiner Northern District.

Redskins safety Montae Nicholson dropped Crabbe off at the hospital . A second man who was with Nicholson the morning Crabbe died gave WUSA9's Darren Haynes a timeline of events of what exactly happened at the hospital.

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Crabbe's family has criticized how Nicholson handled the incident. 

"There were people there, someone could have called 911," Crabbe's aunt Shirley Kirkland said. "No. 35 chose not to call 911." 

Nicholson wears the No. 35 jersey for the Redskins.

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A source told WUSA9 that Nicholson waited an hour for Crabbe's family to arrive and remained in the waiting room until later that morning, according to the source.

The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office wasn't called until after Crabbe died. 

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