Miami Marlins baseball star Jose Fernandez's autopsy report revealed Saturday he had both alcohol and cocaine in his system at the time of the fatal boat crash last month. Fernandez and two of his friends died Sept. 24 in a Miami Beach accident.
Toxicology reports released by the local medical examiner's office shows the 24-year-old pitcher had a blood-alcohol content of .147 percent, well above the legal limit of .08 percent. Fernandez and his friends, Eduardo Rivero and Emilio Macias, suffered multiple instances of blunt-force trauma as a result of the crash.
Miami-Dade County Associate Medical Examiner Kenneth Hutchins reported that both Macias and Rivero had blood-alcohol levels below the state's legal limit, while Rivero also had cocaine in his system.
The autopsy report comes days after the Miami Herald reported that a search warrant, which was sought to investigate charges of boating homicide while intoxicated and vessel homicide, alleges that the boat was being piloted with “recklessness” at high speed “exacerbated by the consumption of alcohol.”
However, it still remains unknown who was driving Fernandez’s 32-foot SeaVee when it crashed at a high speed into a jetty.