Report: Jose Fernandez operated boat 'impaired, in a reckless manner' in deadly crash

BY Chris Bahr • March 16, 2017

Jose Fernandez was responsible for the boat crash that took his life and those of two others early on Sept. 25, according to a report obtained by the Miami Herald.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission released its report on that accident Thursday and concluded from DNA evidence and damage to Fernandez’s body that the former Marlins ace was operating the boat. From the report (via the Herald):

“Fernandez operated [the boat] with his normal faculties impaired, in a reckless manner, at an extreme high rate of speed, in the darkness of the night, in an area with known navigational hazards such as rock jetties and channel markers.”



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