The families of the two men who were killed in a boating accident that took the life of Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez last September have filed a suit against the 24-year-old’s estate, ESPN.com is reporting.
According to ESPN.com and other wire services, Attorney Christopher Royer, who is representing the two families, told the Sun Sentinel that the claim for 25-year-old Eduardo Rivero was filed Friday and the claim for 27-year-old Emilio Jesus Macias will be filed Monday. Each family is seeking $2 million. The three men were killed in a boating accident off a jetty in south Florida in the early morning hours of September 25.
Autopsy results showed there was both cocaine and alcohol in his system at the time of the September crash, though it's not clear whether Fernandez was driving.
The attorney representing Fernandez's family, Ralph Fernandez, told the Sun Sentinel that a settlement is "highly unlikely," saying the official crash investigation has not been completed, but he expects it to find Jose Fernandez was not driving the boat when it crashed.