MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Hennepin County officials say an HCMC doctor who was found dead on the side of Interstate 94 had acute alcohol intoxication.

HCMC Chief of Anesthesiology Dr. Christopher David Robert was found on the side of Interstate 94 in Minneapolis early last month. His body was found on the westbound side near Groveland Avenue.

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner said Robert died of blunt force head injury suffered in an apparent fall. The manner of death was ruled an accident.

In December, HCMC sent out a statement in response to the news:

We have been informed that Dr. Christopher Robert, Chief of Anesthesiology at HCMC, died this past weekend. We are profoundly saddened by the loss of Dr. Robert and we extend our thoughts and support to his family at this difficult time. We have been supporting his colleagues and co-workers today as they continue their daily work to provide care to our community.

Dr. Robert joined HCMC in 2003 and was appointed Chief of Anesthesiology in 2011.

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