Steve Olin was killed instantly.& Tim Crews was struggling to breathe but was still alive with massive head wounds. Bobby Ojeda was in & out of shock and had head lacerations but was coherent. They were taken to the hospital, where Crews died the next morning. Ojeda was operated on & survived the tragedy. He claims that he slouches over, and that slouch saved him by a matter of inches.
Crews was the driver of the boat and was found to be legally drunk while driving the boat. Crews had signed a minor league contact with Cleveland and was fighting for a spot on the staff. He had played six years with the Dodgers, going 11-13 with a 3.44 ERA & 15 saves. He was 4-0 in the Dodgers 1988 championship season.
Steve Olin had just come off strong season, as the Indians closer. He had 29 saves (8th in the AL) going 8-5 with a 2.34 ERA, he was 27 years old. After 4 seasons he was 16-19 with 48 saves and a 3.10 ERA lifetime.
Ojeda was Crews teammate the previous two season in L.A. Ojeda went 18-5 with a 2.57 ERA for the 1986 Mets. He was 51-40 as a Met from 1986-1990
That season the Indians wore commemorative arm patches in honor of their teammates. Two yeras later they would go onto the World Series.