New Video Sheds Light On Hours Before Deadly MacArthur Cswy Crash
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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Video released by the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office shows what the driver of a Lamborghini and an associate were doing just hours before they were involved in a deadly crash on the MacArthur Causeway.
On the morning of April 24th, Andres Toro, 53, crashed into the back of a Chevrolet Suburban stopped at a light at Fountain Street. His passenger, 42-year old Dr. Malcolm Lloyd, was killed. The driver of the SUV, 46-year-old Raul Alfonzo, was rushed to Jackson Memorial Hospital in critical condition.
The video, from Casa Tua on Miami Beach, shows Toro, Lloyd and an unidentified couple eating and drinking on April 23rd. The Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office declined to say who the man and woman are.
The video shows the four of them sitting at dinner for over an hour, ordering drinks and food.
Food and drink receipts obtained by CBS4 show the group bought 20 alcoholic drinks that night. The first receipt at 11:00 p.m. showed them ordering $19 cocktails. Then the group ordered food and more alcohol rounding to five margaritas, four shots of vodka, nine beers and three shots of tequila. The group spent a $378 on alcohol alone.
Casa Tua declined to comment for the story. The Miami-Dade State Attorney General’s Office also declined to comment on whether the restaurant could face charges for over-serving, citing an ongoing investigation.
Lloyd and Toro left the restaurant around 2:30 a.m. and went to the Versace Mansion.
Investigators said the Lamborghini was doing in excess of 100 mph when it slammed into the SUV. The accident report says that the Lamborghini tried to change lanes and struck the Suburban. The report said there was no evidence that the driver tried to brake for the red light and demonstrated a “willful and wanton disregard for persons or property.”
According to police, Toro’s blood alcohol level 0.173, more than twice the state’s legal limit.
Lloyd’s family is suing Toro. The family attorney, Ervin Gonzalez, told CBS Miami the newly released evidence show just how inebriated Toro was.
“It is certainly reckless and criminal for Mr. Toro to have been driving after drinking so much alcohol,” said Gonzalez. “A driver of a car is like a captain of a ship and is responsible for the safe passage of all passengers and all around him.”
Toro has pleaded not guilty to charges of DUI Manslaughter and DUI with Serious Bodily Injury, DUI Damage to Property/Persons and Reckless Driving with Severe Injury.
Toro’s attorney did not respond to calls for comment. If convicted Toro could face up to 21 years in prison.