New information continues to surface regarding last month’s deadly boating accident involving Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez and two others.
According to a search warrant affidavit obtained Wednesday by the Miami Herald, Fernandez and his two friends — all of whom died in the crash — all had a strong smell of alcohol on them when their bodies were recovered by divers during the early morning hours of Sept. 25.
Toxicology tests for the three men have been completed, but the results haven’t been released. Neither have the autopsies. This latest report certainly creates questions as to whether the accident could have been avoided, though, especially with the warrant reportedly stating that investigators found evidence the driver of the boat was driving at a high rate of speed and with a ?recklessness?? that was ?exacerbated by the consumption of alcohol.?
Fernandez owned the boat — called “Kaught Looking” — but it’s still unconfirmed whether the 23-year-old was driving when the vessel crashed into a jetty off Miami Beach. Emilio Jesus Macias, 27, and Eduardo Rivero, 25, also died in the accident, which reportedly occurred at around 3 a.m. ET.
The men had been at a waterfront bar before the crash. Fish and Wildlife investigators said they found a receipt for alcohol from the bar in the pocket of one of the men, according to the Miami Herald.
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