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Jose Fernandez Death: Miami Marlins Pitcher Had Cocaine and Alcohol In His System

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According to toxicology reports, Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez had cocaine and alcohol in his system when he was killed after his boat crashed into a jetty last month.

The reports released by the local medical examiner’s office record that the baseball star had a blood-alcohol content level well above Florida’s legal limit.

Jose Fernandez, 24, and two of his friends died on September 24 in the Miami Beach accident.

It is unclear who was driving the boat at the time.

Image source Wikimedia

Image source Wikimedia

Miami-Dade County Associate Medical Examiner Kenneth Hutchins reported that Jose Fernandez, 27-year-old Emilio Jesus Macias and 25-year-old Eduardo Rivero had each suffered blunt force injuries to their head and body.

Emilio Jesus Macias and Eduardo Rivero both had blood-alcohol levels below the state’s legal limit, while Rivero had cocaine in his system, toxicology reports say.

Investigators had found evidence that the boat was speeding when it hit the jetty, according to the Miami-Dade County State Attorney’s Office.

Jose Fernandez was born in Santa Clara, in Cuba, and defected to Florida when he was 16, after three failed attempts. He made his debut for the Marlins in 2013.

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