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José Fernández’s Toxicology Report Shows the Marlins Pitcher Had Cocaine and Alcohol in His System

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The toxicology report for José Fernández, the Miami Marlins pitcher who died in a boat crash in Florida last month, were released on Saturday after The Miami Herald filed a lawsuit against the Miami-Dade Medical Examiner. According to the report, Fernández was under the influence of cocaine and alcohol at the time of the boating crash, according to WSVN.

According to the report, Fernández’s blood alcohol concentration was 0.147% ethanol, nearly twice the legal limit to drive a vehicle. And while other drugs were undetected in his system, cocaine was marked “detected” on the report.

On Thursday, a search warrant affidavit obtained by the Herald stated that Fernández and his friends had a strong odor of alcohol on them when their bodies were examined by a medical examiner.

According to the newspaper, the the warrant alleges that investigators had evidence that the driver of the boat was driving at a high rate of speed and with recklessness that was “exacerbated by the consumption of alcohol.”

The driver of the boat has not yet been confirmed.

A reporter from the Herald shared a copy of the report on his Twitter account Saturday morning.

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The 24-year-old was killed in a boating accident on Sept. 25 along with two of his close friends when their boat crashed into a jetty during a weekend ride on the water.

The pitcher was expecting his first child, a daughter, with girlfriend Maria Arias. The incident remains under investigation by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.