Miami Marlins baseball star José Fernández was behind the steering wheel when his boat crashed into a jetty off Miami Beach at high speed, killing two others, investigators concluded in a report released on Thursday. Crédito: Comisión de Conservación de la Vida Salvaje y Pesca de Florida.
Fernández operated the vessel "with his normal faculties impaired, in a reckless manner, at an extremely high rate of speed, in the darkness of night, in an area with known navigational hazards such as rock jetties," the 46-page report concluded. Crédito: Comisión de Conservación de la Vida Salvaje y Pesca de Florida.
The 32-foot center console SeaVee boat, named "Kaught Looking," was traveling at 65.7 miles per hour, at "full open throttle," when it smashed into a rock jetty at the entrance to Miami's port, the investigation found. Crédito: Comisión de Conservación de la Vida Salvaje y Pesca de Florida.
The investigation concluded that Fernandez was driving the boat. Investigators reached that conclusion based on Fernández’s injuries and DNA from blood on the boat’s steering wheel, according to a report released Thursday by the law enforcement division of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Crédito: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission