MIAMI (AP) – A Florida Fish and Wildlife investigation in the boat crash that killed Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez and two other men concluded the 24-year-old star was likely operating the vessel when it struck a jetty.
An agency report released Thursday included a chart listing the “probable seating location of occupants” from evidence collected after the crash off Miami Beach.
Fernandez and two others died when the pitcher’s 32-foot boat struck a jetty just after 3 a.m. last Sept. 25. The report says the boat hit at 65.7 mph.
A previous toxicology report determined alcohol and drugs were a factor, adding the trio spent time at a Miami bar beforehand.
Tampa-based attorney Ralph E. Fernandez, a family friend, had questioned whether the pitcher was driving. He didn’t immediately respond to an email seeking comment Thursday.
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