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South Fla. DJ involved in fatal boating accident

May 5, 2014
Associated Press

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a fatal boat accident involving a South Florida radio personality behind the wheel.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reports that Lazaro Mendez, known as DJ Laz, was operating the 40-foot boat in Key Biscayne on Sunday. Several people were helping to push the boat off a sandbar when one of the engines caught the body of 23-year-old Ernesto Hernandez. He later died at a nearby hospital.

Investigators are trying to determine how the accident happened and will look into whether alcohol played a role.

Phone and email messages left for Mendez were not immediately returned.

FWC spokesman Jorge Pino told WFOR TV ( ) that Mendez was distraught at the scene and is cooperating in the investigation.


Information from: WFOR-TV,



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