Autopsy finds cocaine in Jose Fernandez’s system after fatal boat crash


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Cocaine and alcohol were detected in Jose Fernandez’s system after the fatal boat crash that killed him and two friends last month.

An autopsy report for Fernandez determined that his blood alcohol level was 0.147, and that traces of cocaine were found in his system. Reports also found that his friend, Eduardo Rivero, had alcohol and cocaine in his system as well. The third passenger, Emilio Macias, had consumed alcohol, but was not under the influence of any drugs according to the report.

Authorities have not concluded who was piloting the vessel.

All three suffered blunt force injuries when Fernandez’s boat hit a jetty off Miami Beach early September 25.

Fernandez, Rivero, and Macias were all found dead later that morning after Coast Guard personnel found the boat upside down near South Pointe Beach on Government Cut.

A homicide investigation is being conducted.

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