The families of two men who died alongside Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez in a boat crash last year have asked a Miami-Dade County Circuit Court judge to force state authorities to release complete reports about the accident.
The families of the men who died with Fernandez, Eduardo Rivera and Emilio Macias, would be “severely prejudiced” if all the information gathered by crash investigators with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission weren’t released, the lawyers for both men’s estates wrote in their July 19 request to Judge Lisa Walsh.
So far, the men’s families have received redacted reports similar to those handed to the press with large chunks of the narrative blacked out.
The July 19 motion claims key evidence gathered by FWC agents hasn’t even been released to the families.
The FWC claims it cannot hand over full reports because of privacy laws.
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