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Jose Fernandez Autopsy: Cocaine, Alcohol in System on Night of Fatal Crash

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By    |   Saturday, 29 Oct 2016 04:06 PM

Florida Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez had cocaine and alcohol that was nearly twice the legal limit in his system when he and two friends were killed in a boating accident in September, according to autopsy results disclosed Saturday.

Fernandez's blood-alcohol content was .147, nearly twice the legal limit, according to the toxicology results in the autopsy report by the Miami-Dade County Medical Examiner Department, USA Today reports.

Blood extracted from Fernandez's eye and one vein was used to determine his alcohol level, according to the report. In Florida, anyone with a level of .08 or higher is considered operating a boat under the influence.

Fernandez, 24, who was in his third year with the Marlins, and his friends — Jesus Macias, 27, and Eduardo Rivero, 25 — died on Sept. 25 after their boat hit a jetty off South Beach at high speeds, authorities said.

The three were found to have sustained blunt-force injuries to the head.

Investigators are working to determine the sequence of events leading to the accident, including who was driving the boat at the time of the crash.

In addition, the medical examiner found cocaine was found in Rivero's system. He had a blood-alcohol content of .065.

Macias' alcohol level was .044, according to the report.

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