A recent report indicates that pitcher Jose Fernandez and his friends got drunk when their boat crashed. This convinces Investigators that it could be a cause for the boat to crash on a jetty.
According to the Miami Herald, Fish and Wildlife Officer Christina Martin stated that all the victims had the stench of alcohol. Aside from Fernandez, also killed in the accident were Emilio Jesus Macias, 27, and Eduardo Rivero, 25.
Aside from the report, investigators have yet to prove who operated the boat at the time of the incident. They have also yet to conduct their inspection on the boat as it could give vital information to the case.
Based on testimonies obtained, Fernandez and the two victims were last seen at the American Social Bar and Kitchen. A receipt found in one of the victim’s bodies corroborates the statements.
Fernandez’s life story is worthy of inspiration after many attempts to defect to the United States from Cuba. Finally, in 2008 together with his mother, they managed to gain access to the US when he was just 15-years old.
Following his dream to play baseball at a professional level, he was then drafted by the Marlins in 2011. Fernandez then won the National League Rookie of the Year in 2013 and was a two-time All-Star.
Fernandez was only 24-year old when the accident happened and there have been many speculations about what really happened that fateful night. Families of the victims, including Fernandez pregnant girlfriend and the Miami Marlins, would want to wait until investigators finish the report.
There could be lawsuits and certainly, someone will come out as responsible for the accident. But it should not ruin the memories of the victims when they were still alive.
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