Florida Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez had cocaine and alcohol in his system when he and two friends were killed in a September boating accident, according to an autopsy report obtained by USA TODAY Sports on Saturday.
Fernandez’s blood alcohol content was nearly twice the legal limit, according to the toxicology results included in the report by the Miami-Dade County
Fernandez, 24, and his two friends, Jesus Macias, 27, and Eduardo Rivero, 25, were killed in the morning hours of Sept. 25 after the boat they were in hit a jetty off South Beach at high speeds. An investigation was launched to determine the events surrounding the accident, including which one of the three was piloting the boat.
Cocaine was also found in the system of River, who had a blood alcohol content of .065. Macias' BAC was .044. All three were found to have sustained blunt-force injuries to the head.
Photos: Jose Fernandez