Jose Fernandez had cocaine, alcohol in system during fatal boat crash


MIAMI, F.L. (NEWS10) – Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez who was killed September 25 in a boating accident had cocaine in his system from the latest autopsy report.

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

Fernandez, 24-years-old was found with two other friends were discovered dead when Coast Guard personnel noticed the boat upside down.

Authorities have not determined who was piloting the boat and also say the alcohol level of the two friends were both below .08.

Fernandez was drafted by the Marlins in 2011 and he rose to fame becoming the franchises star pitcher.

He received National League Rookie of the Year in 2013 and was a two-time all-star.

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