The son of the South Beach chef killed in a hit-and-run has filed a lawsuit against the driver and the bar in which she worked.
According to NBC6, Jacopo Riccioletti, the son of Stefano Riccioletti, filed a wrongful death lawsuit in Miami-Dade Circuit Court against 20 year-old KarlieTomica and Nikki Beach Miami's owner, Penrod Brothers, Inc.
The lawsuit states Tomica was served alcohol during and/or after her work shift at Nikki Beach the day of the incident and became "intoxicated to the extent she could not drive safely".
Furthermore, the lawsuit claims, "The club knew or should have known that she was
going to drive. It was foreseeable to the club that she posed a
dangerous risk of injury or death to other motorists and/or
Nikki Beach's owners and Tomica have 20 days to respond to the lawsuit in court. It is not known what damages are requested.
Stefano Riccioletti, executive chef at Terrazza at the Shore Club, was killed in a hit-and-run crash outside the Shelborne Hotel on South Beach. Tomica was allegedly driving the car and fled the scene of the accident. She was followed by a witness who called 911 while pursuing the woman. Tomica was arrested and charged with "leaving the scene of a crash involving death".
Riccioletti told NBC 6 that Tomica was "stupid. She killed my father
and he was a great man, and I miss
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him a lot." Riccioletti also said that although a lawsuit cannot bring
back the father of three, he, "deserved better than to die the
way he did".