Jose Fernandez boat-crash investigation: Video and results

By: Andy Slater

We now know more about the deadly boat crash that killed Marlins' star pitcher Jose Fernandez and two other men. 

As exclusively-reported here on Wednesday, FWC completed their near six-month long investigation. The results were released early Thursday.

FWC said Fernandez operated the boat based on physical evidence collected during the investigation.

Emilio Macias and Eduardo Rivero were the other two occupants.

The boat was going about 66 mph when it collided with the jetty, investigators say. 

Exclusively-obtained video (non-graphic) shows Miami-Dade Fire Rescue divers approaching the boat shortly after the crash on September 25. 

Prior to the crash, FWC says Fernandez bought two bottles of Don Julio tequila and three other drinks. Macias also bought three drinks, the report says.

A text-message conversation was also revealed between Fernandez's girlfriend and Rivero.

"He's been drinking and he's not in the best state of mind," Arias said. 

FWC concluded that "Fernandez's impairment and manner of operation caused the accident which resulted in his death and the death of his occupants."

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(Photos: OK Magazine, FWC)