Driver in fatal ‘Dr Vodka’ crash charged

The driver of a Lamborghini involved in a high-speed crash which killed vodka entrepreneur Malcolm Lloyd has been charged with vehicular homicide.

Malcolm LloydVodka and drinks entrepreneur Lloyd was killed when the $400,000 Lamborghini Aventador he was travelling in as a passenger collided with a stationary SUV near Miami Beach on Thursday, April 24.

The impact of the crash caused the heavy SUV to be lifted off the ground and launched the Lamborghini into the air landing more than 100 yards away before it came to a stop.

According to a report in the Miami Herald, police said the car was travelling at speeds of 120mph and that its driver had “bloodshot eyes and a strong smell of alcohol on him.”

The driver of the sports car, 53-year-old Miami resident Andres Esteban Toro, was charged with vehicular homicide on Friday.

If toxicology reports reveal he was over the drink drive limit, he could face additional charges of manslaughter.

Miami Beach police officers Kevin Millan and Michelle Sayegh wrote in their report: “The defendant’s actions demonstrated a willful and wanton disregard for person and property,”

Toro is currently recovering from the crash in hospital and did not appear in court, but will be formally charged in three weeks.

Lloyd, a 42-year-old entrepreneur affectionately known as “Dr Vodka”, abandoned a career in medicine to set up the Double Cross Vodka brand in 2008 and also founded the Old Nassau drinks company.

The third person involved in the crash, Raul Alfonzo, 42, a personal trainer and bouncer, is said to be in a critical but stable condition.

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