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Monday, October 31, 2016

Miami Marlins Jose Fernandez dies in boating accident


A toxicology report released Saturday has revealed that Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez was legally drunk and had cocaine in his system at the time of his fatal boat crash in Miami.

The report — obtained by USA Today and the Miami Herald — shows Fernandez had been drinking in the early morning hours of Sept. 25, when he and two friends, Jesus Macias, 27, and Eduardo Rivero, 25, were killed in a boating accident off Miami Beach. His blood-alcohol level was 0.147, almost twice the legal limit of .08. The report also shows Fernandez had cocaine in his system, indicating use in the hours prior to the accident.