Maria de Villota, a former Formula One test driver who lost an eye in a crash last year, was found dead in a hotel room in Seville on Friday. Spanish police told the Associated Press that “everything points to a death by natural causes.” Authorities found neither drugs nor signs of violence in the room.
De Villota’s near-fatal accident in July 2012 put her in the hospital for a month. She sustained serious head injuries as well as losing one of her eyes. Villatoa, 33, was the daughter of Formula One driver Emilio de Villota. She had recently married in July.