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Jose Fernandez Had Alcohol And Cocaine In His System At Time Of Death

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Jose Fernandez Cocaine Alcohol Jose Fernandez, Miami Marlins pitcher, died in a boating accident recently, but upon further investigation, toxicology reports found alcohol and cocaine in his system. Officials are still unsure if 24 year-old Fernandez was driving the boat the time of the accident in September that killed two other people besides the baseball star.

Jose Fernandez: What Happened?

Related: Miami Marlins Star Pitcher Killed In Boating Accident

The Miami-Dade County medical examiner’s office stated that Fernandez had a BAC (blood alcohol content) of 0.147, which is two times above the legal limit of 0.08 in Florida.

Toxicology reports also showed that the two others on board who had died, Eduardo Rivero, 25, and Emilio Jesus Macias, 27, had alcohol levels below the Florida’s state limit, and Rivero had trace amounts of cocaine in his system. The cause of death for all three men on board was blunt-force trauma to the head and body, which is all conducive to that of a boat accident, but what lead to the wreck, is still unknown.

Many questions are still being raised, as the cocaine use for Jose Fernandez would be out of character for the National League rookie of the year, said Ralph Fernandez, long-time family attorney and friend reports CBC Sports.

“If you tell me that he’d been drinking, I’d say, `So?’ He wasn’t driving — and he was very careful about that,” Ralph Fernandez said.

At this time a homicide investigation is underway in the actual cause of death, who was driving, and what actions may need to be implemented in order to prevent future accidents near the jetty.

About Jose Fernandez

Jose Fernandez, originally from Santa Clara, Cuba, played for the Miami Marlins from 2013 – 2016. He won Rookie of the Year in 2013 and was an example of that the American dream can come true. The Marlins announced that his uniform number would be retired to honor his life.


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