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 (http://cbsloc.al/Q6APuk ) that Mendez was distraught at the scene and is cooperating in the investigation.
Information from: WFOR-TV, http://www.wfor.com/