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Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez likely was operating boat in deadly crash, authorities say

Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez likely was operating boat in deadly crash, authorities say

Florida authorities say Miami Marlins star Jose Fernandez likely was operating a speeding boat when it crashed into a jetty, killing him and two other men.

A Florida Fish and Wildlife report released Thursday included a chart listing the “probable seating location of occupants” from evidence collected while investigating the crash off Miami Beach.

The 24-year-old pitcher and the others died when Fernandez’s 32-foot boat struck a jetty just after 3 a.m. on Sept. 25. The report says the boat hit at 65.7 mph.

A previous toxicology report determined alcohol and drugs were a factor, adding that the trio spent time at a Miami bar before the crash. Tampa-based attorney Ralph E....

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