This is shocking. Autopsy results have revealed new information that may have been a factor in pitcher Jose Fernandez’s untimely death. Get the scoop here!
OMG! Following reports that stated Jose Fernandez’s death was going to be looked at as a homicide, new information has come to light, revealing the Miami Marlins pitcher had small amounts of cocaine and alcohol in his blood when he was involved in the horrifying boat collision that killed him in Sept. 2016.
Jose’s reported Blood Alcohol Content level was at .147, which was approaching twice the legal limit, according to the Miami-Dade Coroner’s Office. Cocaine was also detected in the pitcher’s system, although it was uncertain how much he may have consumed. Fernandez’s two friends, who were involved in the crash with him, also had small amounts of alcohol in their system, and one friend had cocaine as well, according to TMZ.
This new information is all so overwhelming and shocking to hear! But it is particularly important in the investigation to determine what may have caused that collision. The Miami-Dade County investigators allegedly have reason to believe that the accident was caused by the boat driver’s “recklessness” due to being “exacerbated by the consumption of alcohol,” according to reports at ESPN. Whoa, this is crazy!
As HollywoodLife.com previously reported, the beloved baseball player tragically lost his life along with his two friends, on Sept. 25, during a boating accident off of Miami Beach in Florida. The U.S. Coast Guard reportedly found Jose’s boat overturned, and medical examiners confirmed the identities of the three men shortly after.
Jose’s death has been devastating to so many people, including his pregnant girlfriend Maria Arias, his teammates, and all those who rooted for him in the bleachers. In addition to retiring his No. 16 jersey, a number of celebrities including Lil Wayne, 34, and Hillary Clinton, 70, mourned the late athlete. And singer Charlie Puth, 23, even dedicated his single “See You Again” to Jose during his concert stop in Florida. SO sweet!
Although this new information his chilling, it still doesn’t change the fact that Jose and his friends are no long with us. Our hearts continue to go out to Jose’s family and friends during this difficult time!
HollywoodLifers, are you surprised about the updates in Jose’s case?