The family of a man killed in a high-speed accident in the Miami area late last month is filing a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver accused of causing the crash. The suit alleges intentional misconduct, gross negligence and a reckless disregard for the welfare of the victim.
Police say 53-year-old Andres Esteban Toro was driving a Lamborghini at speeds exceeding 100 miles per hour when he hit a Chevrolet Suburban stopped at a red light. Dr. Malcolm Lloyd, a passenger in the Lamborghini, was killed. The driver of the other vehicle, 46-year-old Raul Alfonzo, was seriously injured.
Officers say Toro had a blood alcohol level of .173 about 40 minutes after the accident. He currently faces criminal charges of DUI manslaughter and DUI causing serious bodily injury. His bond was set at $250,000.
Lawyers filed the wrongful death lawsuit against Toro on behalf of Lloyd's widow and two sons.
"Excessive speed and excessive drinking are a lethal combination that took the life of a brilliant man and instantly made a beautiful wife a widow and two little boys fatherless," attorney Ervin A. Gonzalez said in a statement. "The defendant's acts were reckless and despicable."
Lloyd was the founder and CEO of Old Nassau Imports, a company that sold high-end alcohol. He was 42 years old when he died.
According to CBS4 News in Miami, the attorney representing the Alfonzo family said he is also considering filing a lawsuit related to the crash.
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