The Florida Wildlife Commission determined Jose Fernandez was the operator of the speeding boat that crashed into an inlet jetty and killed the Miami Marlins pitcher and two others in the early morning of Sept. 25, according to the investigation report concluded after six months.
ESPN and the Miami Herald reported the findings also confirmed alcohol and drugs were involved and that Fernandez violated multiple boating laws, including boating under the influence/manslaughter, vessel homicide and reckless or careless operation of a vessel.
Investigators revealed Fernandez had a blood-alcohol level of .147 – .08 is the legal limit.
The speed of the 32-foot vessel at impact with the north side of a jetty was 65.7 miles per hour, the report says.
The families of the deceased are taking legal action against the Fernandez estate.
Fernandez, Eduardo Rivero and Emilio Macias died at the scene due to blunt force impact and drowning.