Families of 2 killed in Jose Fernandez boat crash get lawyer

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) The families of two men who died in a boat crash off Miami Beach that also killed Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez have hired an attorney to handle their sons' estates.

Attorney Chris Royer of the Fort Lauderdale law firm Krupnick Campbell, tells the Sun Sentinel (http://bit.ly/2etISOI ) he's representing the families of 27-year-old Emilio Jesus Macias and 25-year-old Eduardo ''Eddy'' Rivero. They died Sept. 25 when Fernandez' 32-foot boat slammed into a jetty.

Royer says he'll await results of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's investigation before making further comments.

The agency has said it won't comment until the investigation is complete.

Fernandez was an emerging baseball star known for his exuberant personality and style of play. He was National League Rookie of the Year in 2013 and a two-time All-Star.

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Information from: Sun Sentinel , http://www.sun-sentinel.com/

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