The aftermath of a car crash which killed a beauty queen and a millionaire driver has been caught on camera.
Stephanie Rivera Camarena died of her injuries on Sunday after being ejected from the car.
Stephanie, who was crowned Miss Baja California in 2015, was a passenger inside a Lamborghini, which was being driven by medical marijuana millionaire, Michael Llamas.
Llamas was the head of a marijuana ’empire’, though he was reportedly due in court for fraudulent activities which amounted to $10 million, reports the LA Times.
Police say the millionaire was driving at least 100 mph when he swerved and crashed into a palm tree, causing the car to immediately burst into flames.
Llamas was pronounced dead in the car.
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Joaquin Meza, director of the beauty pageant which crowned her Miss Baja California, said on the pageant’s website:
A beautiful queen to heaven.
We express our deepest condolences to the Rivera family for the sensitive death of Stephanie Rivera, Miss Baja California State 2016, we ask God to find peace and resignation in their hearts.
A great woman, Bella on the outside and especially inside.
The statement continued:
Queen in the whole extension of the word. Rest in peace.
Llamas was due to appear in court for his role in an apparent mortgage fraud scheme in which he was implicated.
However, according to his lawyer, Llamas was a ‘good guy’ who was tricked into his part in the scheme.
A statement from Medical Marijuana read:
The company has learned Michael Llamas died in a traffic accident over the weekend in San Diego. The company mourns the loss of one of its visionary founders.
Mr. Llamas was an incredible philanthropist and changed countless lives throughout the world.
Stephanie Rivera Camerena was known for championing of various causes over the years, including breast cancer awareness.
There has been an outpouring of love for her on social media, with fans commenting on the various aspects of her life.
One person commented on Facebook:
Stephanie was not only a model, she was licensed in public administration and political science by the UABC, and in addition to having a great sense of humour, she had developed a degree of responsibility and important social awareness. RIP.
Rene Romero Davalos wrote:
A great shame that a physical and spiritual beauty has gone so soon to heaven, RIP.
Our thoughts are with the friends and families of both Stephanie and Michael during this difficult time.