'Drunk Miami party princess Karlie Tomica, 20, runs over and kills' top chef
A self-described ‘party princess’ is facing serious charges after allegedly striking and killing a well-known Miami chef.
Karlie Tomica, 20, who styled herself as a ‘Miami Beach Party Princess Livin’ the Dream’ on her Twitter page, was detained after she allegedly ran over executive chef Stefano Riccioletti early Monday morning steps away from the hotel where he worked.
The witness who placed the initial 911 call at around 6am yesterday morning described Tomica as being ‘really drunk.’
Charges: Karlie Tomica, pictured left on her Twitter profile and right, in her booking photo, is accused of leaving the scene of a fatal hit-and-run resulting in the death of a well-known Miami chef
Party girl: Tomica said on her Twitter page that she is a 'party princess' who's 'livin' the dream;' her profile has since been deleted
Loss: Stefano Riccioletti was the executive chef at The Shore Club's Terrazza; he was killed early Monday morning in the hit-and-run
Tomica was driving a 2007 Dodge Charger along Collins Avenue in Miami Beach and struck 49-year-old Riccioletti yards away from the Shelbourne Hotel.
She was apparently driving home after her shift at Nikki Beach, a bar and nightclub. The high-end bar did not immediately respond to MailOnline’s request for comment.
Mr Riccioletti, a father of two, was the executive chef at the exclusive Shore Club within the hotel and was just leaving work at the time that he was struck.
According to police reports, he was thrown several feet into the hotel’s driveway.
Loving father: Riccioletti is pictured with his wife and two young children
Grim: Coroners pictured Tuesday morning removing the chef's body from the scene of the hit-and-run
Fleeing? Tomica, pictured at her apartment complex before her arrest Tuesday morning
When paramedics arrived at the scene, they pronounced the chef DOA, according to WSVN.
The arrest affidavit states that Tomica fled the scene immediately after striking the chef. A Good Samaritan who witnessed the incident decided to trail the 20-year-old, placing a call to 911 at the same time.
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