Malcolm Lloyd, Known as "Dr. Vodka," Identified as Victim in MacArthur Crash

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Malcolm Lloyd, the CEO of the company that produced Double Cross Vodka, has been identified as the man who was killed in this morning's high-speed car crash on the MacArthur Causeway.

Andres Esteban Toro, a 53-year-old who has been identified as the victim's brother-in-law, was behind the wheel of a black Lamborghini driving in excess of 100 mph when he crashed into the back of an SUV. Toro, and Raul Alfonzo, 56, the driver of the SUV, were both also hospitalized and remain at the Ryder Trauma Center. Lloyd was in Lambo's passenger seat.

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Lloyd is a medical doctor who, according to an interview with Blackbook, used to design and run cardiovascular clinical trials for a pharmaceutical companies before he decided to try his hand at the spirits business.

He partnered with a Slovakian distillery to bring Double Cross vodka to the market. The luxury spirit is distilled seven times, with the final round through a diamond-dust filter. Because of his medical degree Lloyd had been dubbed "Dr. Vodka."

Police are still investigating the crash and are awaiting the results of drug and alcohol tests.

Toro is likely to face criminal charges.

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62 comments
james
james

who owned the car?  The Dr or the guy car driving it?

Victor Sepulveda
Victor Sepulveda

Rip. Praying for full recovery of those physically hurt as well as all family and friends of those involved and impacted.

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

.............anyway the FORMAT is identical to the parent enterprise, the VILLAGE VOICE, with local interest stories dominant because other news and media is better covered elsewhere faster EXCEPT NY local news is more adult and mature

simply because the content covered is MORE adult and MATURE

what can anyone say about two probably drunk jackasses that risk the lives of innocent law-abiding sober people

the only "regret" is that BOTH jackasses didn't get killed and not just one so it wouldn't happen by them again and would make MIAMI a better place withOUT them

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

........in reading some of the previous post below, many critical of the coverage, exactly how does media put a serious stern face on something so wreckless and stupid and adolescent ?

how about this ?

"very early this morning, in another typically MIAMI self-absorbed activity, two rich jackasses, one highly educated local entepreneur promoting and marketing an alcoholic product as passenger,  and an egotistical asshole of a driver, crashed, in their mid-six-figure vehicle at warp-speed,  into an innocent victim who luckily had a more sturdy vehicle, yet himself required emergency medical treatment, however it was verified that NONE of the involved were kennedy family,  but apparently the alcoholic product does work making one do stupid things including indescriminately killing and hurting others and smashing up expensive cars"

Victor Manolo Antunez
Victor Manolo Antunez

Just to make sure no one missed the important points of this product placement: Double Cross vodka, a luxury spirit, is distilled 7 times, the final distillation is through a diamond-dust filter. And yeah the owner is dead.

Grace Cilinceon
Grace Cilinceon

Prayers for all and their families. In Jesus' name I pray.

Rafael Inciarte Garcia
Rafael Inciarte Garcia

Los USA al comprar petroleo venezolano ayudan a los dictadores q nos gobiernan no a la compra del petroleo venezolano gracias

Carl Skuza
Carl Skuza

It's nice how the article throws in a little advertisement for the vodka.

Cat Hardwick
Cat Hardwick

I saw the aftermath of the accident. It was absolutely horrific. Everyone's lives will be forever changed because of one stupid decision. Many blessings to all the families.

Confused
Confused

This is the worst article.  It makes no sense. Maybe review the story before posting next time?

Lenny Lebowitz
Lenny Lebowitz

Is this a story of a car crash or an adverisement for vodka distilled 7 times

Mauro Bravo
Mauro Bravo

The crash was so bad that his body was taken out at forensics and not at the scene, meaning that the cadaver was in the car while being towed thru the streets of Miami ... - verified

Ana Carolina Corrales
Ana Carolina Corrales

Is the word "was" missing in the first sentence? Perhaps that is why readers are confused and think Lloyd killed someone as opposed to Toro.

Millie Santana
Millie Santana

The only people in this accident I feel sorry for are the innocent people stopped at the red light that got sent to the hospital because of some asshole careless driving. My thoughts and prayers are with their families and I wish them a full and speedy recovery so they can take the surviving idiot to the cleaners and press full charges!!

Joseph Mazon
Joseph Mazon

Actually, I disagree with MNT often, but all in all, as media goes, they are far from the worst, each outlet has its niche and its political slant. MNT is not particularly political, I'd say more like social . MNT started out as a guerrilla rag back in the day, but since then it has had occasional home-runs such as the Tuttle Causeway Sex Offender story or the Rekers story. Nowadays, if you want to grab a pulse on Miami? Get a bite? Go clubbing? Go barhopping? find shit to do? MNT does it pretty well. If you are looking for daily news? better stick to the Herald, if you're looking for IN DEPTH , well-researched articles, go to CSM, but beware, you need an education AND a brain to read and understand a CSM article. :) Have a nice day folks.

Lynette A Rodriguez
Lynette A Rodriguez

So many idiots here!! I spend 5 hours in traffic to get to work today. Thanks for the information Miami New Times!!

Vladimir Garcia
Vladimir Garcia

Am I the only one who now wants to try 7 time distilled diamond dust filtered Double Cross Vodka.

Petey Pablo
Petey Pablo

Dude u guys know full well it wasn't your music blog..I mean I'm young still I get that you're trying to attract a younger crowd, but all u guys do MOSTLY is post bs about the tri county and never any actual news, I was surprised by this and no Jorge I'm not dense I'm just tired of our media being total shit. I agree, this post is indeed news..but what about 90% of your other "news stories" ? Granted u do talk about relevant topics, maybe 10% of the time, but how well do u guys sleep knowing that u really post nothing truly relevant to the people of this city and the tri county..

Petey Pablo
Petey Pablo

And with that Miami New Times I bid u farewell for u guys are truly a lousy excuse for journalism

Petey Pablo
Petey Pablo

I'm actually talking more about your other posts..for the week of ultra that's all u posted about..Nevermind the tpp act or relevant information..let's post about ultra! What are you? 17?

Johnna Alvarez
Johnna Alvarez

My thoughts & prayers to his family. He was a victim in this....

Joseph Mazon
Joseph Mazon

I'd agree MNT, the causeway accident its news allright, but while agreeing to this definition, can I just mention Malaysia FT 270? And note with some degree of sarcasm that " another piece of the plane was NOT found today"? Just exactly how long is the media going to milk a non-story? A story, which I note with exact precision, has but ONE fact to offer. Malaysia FT 270 is missing for over a month. NOBODY knows what happened to it, how , why or where. It appears increasingly likely that NOBODY will ever know the answers either. When exactly does a non-story become non-news? In fact , where ARE the "News" to this story? DOes the media truly believe we the audience is that stupid? If you do, you are misinformed.

Renzo Watson
Renzo Watson

Double Cross Vodka, DWI, this has all the makings of a Sherlock episode

dantevida
dantevida topcommenter

partying with Dr. Vodka on S. Bch until dawn might have been a contributing factor.

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

...........the FORMAT is identical to other rags yet MIAMI stories are different in that the non-important is made important simply because there is nothing else to provide content

here you have a story that if it occured elsewhere wouldn't even get reported or be seen as two drunk or drug impaired jackasses acting as adolescent children in an expensive vehicle who luckily only killed themselves - good riddance

otherwise IT'S ALL UNINSPIRING MEDIA PABLUM, political corruption, law enforcement officers as the criminals, drug addicted presiding judges, business leaders indistinguishable from drug kingpins and money-launderers, daily choking-traffic tie-ups with no alternative public transportation options available, ground-zero for massive medicaid frauds, AND ON AND ON every day

MIAMI is the largest poor metropolis in america (and many argue it is not part of america) with ONE-HALF the residents in poverty and house and food INSECURE meaning no stability in community or family

the uber-rich here are drug dealer kingpins or do business with them (with the SOLE exception of a cruise ship operator in an old-line currently booming tourist industry activity = period)

even ABEL HOLTZ was tied into drug dealings to amass his wealth as a banker and the others are simply TRANSPLANTs = period

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