Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez was drunk, had cocaine in system during fatal boat crash

Miami Marlins star pitcher Jose Fernandez had cocaine in his system when he and two friends were killed in a boat crash last month off Miami Beach, the Miami-Dade County Medical Examiner’s office said Saturday.

Associate Medical Examiner Kenneth Hutchins listed “boat crash” as the cause of death but also said Fernandez was legally drunk with a blood alcohol concentration of .147.

Fernandez, 24, suffered blunt-force injuries to the head and torso, along with skull and jaw fractures when the boat he was in hit a jetty near Miami Beach in the early morning hours of September 25.

Authorities have not determined who was piloting the boat.