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Autopsy Reveals Jose Fernandez Took Cocaine, Drank Alcohol Before Fatal Boat Crash

Jose Fernandez's autopsy report was released on Saturday.

According to Local 10 News, an autopsy report revealed that Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez took cocaine and consumed alcohol shortly before he passed away in a boat crash on Sept. 25.

The autopsy report also shows that Eduardo Rivero took cocaine and consumed alcohol prior to the crash while Emilio Macias had consumed alcohol prior to the accident. Both Rivero and Macias passed away in the crash as well.

This, from Local 10 News:

According to a search warrant affidavit, an associate medical examiner who performed the autopsies after the crash said that "all three bodies, individually, had a strong odor of alcohol emanating from them."

The report also states that it is unclear who was driving the boat before the crash occurred and that a receipt for alcohol purchased at American Social Bar & Kitchen was found in the pocket of one of the occupants.

The Miami Herald has reported that Fernandez's blood-alcohol content was 0.147 which is well over the legal 0.8 legal limit.

Fernandez was 24 years old.