Miami Marlin’s Jose Fernandez Had Cocaine, Alcohol In System During Fatal Boat Crash

By  //  October 30, 2016

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ABOVE VIDEO: Jose Fernandez, 24, the ace right-hander for the Miami Marlins who escaped Cuba to become one of baseball’s brightest stars, was killed in a boating accident during the early morning hours of September 25.

(CNN) – Miami Marlins star pitcher Jose Fernandez had cocaine in his system when he and two friends were killed in a boat crash last month off Miami Beach, the Miami-Dade County Medical Examiner’s office said Saturday.

Associate Medical Examiner Kenneth Hutchins listed “boat crash” as the cause of death but also said Fernandez was legally drunk with a blood-alcohol concentration of .147.

Fernandez, 24, suffered blunt-force injuries to the head and torso, along with skull and jaw fractures when the boat he was riding in hit a jetty near Miami Beach in the early morning hours of September 25.

Fernandez and two friends, Emilio Jesus Macias and Eduardo Rivero, were found dead later that morning after their boat was discovered near South Pointe Beach on Government Cut.

Authorities have not determined who was piloting the boat.

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Jose Fernandez, 24, the ace right-hander for the Miami Marlins who escaped Cuba to become one of baseball’s brightest stars, was killed in a boating accident during the early morning hours of September 25.


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