Report: Jose Fernandez & Friends Had ‘Strong Odor of Alcohol’ After Fatal Crash
More details have emerged since the fatal boat wreck that claimed the life of Miami Marlins star pitcher Jose Fernandez and his two friends back in September.
According to TMZ and other outlets, Fernandez and friends had a strong odor of alcohol on their bodies when they were pulled from the wreck:
“Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez — and the other 2 people killed in a Sept. boat crash — smelled of alcohol when their bodies were pulled from the water … officials say.
Officials have released the search warrant affidavit into the Sept. 25th incident — which says divers had to recover all 3 bodies … and they all had a strong odor of alcohol.
Investigators also say there is evidence that the driver of the boat was speeding and his “recklessness” was “exacerbated by the consumption of alcohol.”
Officials have not confirmed Fernandez was the driver — but note that most of his friends suspect he was because he had just met one of the other passengers … and the 3rd man had little boating experience.”
According to the Miami Herald, toxicology tests and the autopsy results have both been completed, but have yet to be released by state investigators, citing an exemption in the public records law for open criminal investigations.