Michael Cavallari's death ruled an accident, autopsy report says he died of hypothermia

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Kristin Cavallari's Brother's Death Ruled an Accident

A medical examiner has determined the cause of death of Kristin Cavallari's 30-year-old brother, Michael Cavallari.

The death of Jay Cutler's brother-in-law was ruled accidental after his car crashed while passing through a mountainous, rural part of southern Utah, the Associated Press reports. The autopsy report says Michael died of hypothermia due to the below-freezing temperatures.

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Grand County Sheriff Steven White tells AP that officials are still waiting on the toxicology report to determine if any drugs were in Michael's system at the time of his death.

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NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: Kristin Cavallari attends the Go Red For Women fall 2015 fashion show on February 12, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
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DORAL, FL - JANUARY 25: Kristin Cavallari attends The 63rd Annual Miss Universe Pageant at Trump National Doral on January 25, 2015 in Doral, Florida. (Photo by Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 23: Reality TV Personality Kristin Cavallari attends the Life & Style Weekly's 10th anniversary party at SkyBar at the Mondrian Los Angeles on October 23, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
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CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 18: Kristin Cavallari attends the Kristen Cavallari Chinese Laundry event at Nordstrom on October 18, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images for Nordstrom)
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CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 09: (L-R) Jay Cutler, Kristin Cavallari, and President and Publisher of Michigan Avenue Magazine Dan Uslan attend Michigan Avenue Magazine's Fall Fashion Issue Celebration With Kristin Cavallari at W Chicago Lakeshore on September 9, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jeff Schear/Getty Images for Michigan Avenue Magazine)
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Michael's body was found nearly two weeks after his abandoned car was located by a rancher about 200 miles south of Salt Lake City, Utah. Police say the engine was still running and the air bag was deployed when they the vehicle was located. Michael's body was found on Dec. 10 at the bottom of a steep hill.

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Four days prior to when his car was found, Michael was arrested in California on allegations that he threatened a woman while armed with a shotgun.

Just over a month after the death of her brother, Kristin was involved in a car accident herself that sent her to the hospital and left her with minor injuries. "I'll be honest, getting in this car accident and everything else that's been going on in my life the last few months. I have such an appreciation for life," The Hills star told ET's Jennifer Peros earlier this month. "I'm just grateful for everyone and everything in my life."

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