He was returning by taxi from organizing ‘Afterlife’, a festival that tours the world
- events The novice driver who collided with a taxi on the M-11, whose occupant died, was drunk and going in the opposite direction
At the stroke of five in the morning on Sunday, the promoter Edoardo Di Lorio was returning to his hotel when an 18-year-old drunk driver from the wrong direction crashed into his taxi on the M-11, killing him instantly. Di Lorio was a successful music promoter who came to rest after leaving the Aferlife festival held at Ifema, that he himself had organized. One night in which the Dj’sTale of Us duo had offered their techno music show at the Madrid fairgrounds, to the top of the public and in which the resale tickets reached 100 euros.
Born in Rome but living in Miami, Edoardo, 48 and father of one son, He had a long career as a DJ and music promoter in the world of nightlife.. A resume that includes positions as general manager of Club Opium in Miami, as assistant director at Pacha Ibiza, as well as various business adventures in the world of nightlife in Dubai, Romania or the United States.
Edoardo had been in Madrid for a few days as promoter of the Zamana company (the organizer of the event) finalizing the details of the Afterlife edition in the capital of Spain –one of the most cutting-edge events worldwide in electronic music, and which since 2018 has landed in great party destinations such as Ibiza, New York or Tel Aviv-. A buoyant career as a businessman from the night was cut short at kilometer 1 of the M-11, when an 18-year-old boy who was driving in the opposite direction crashed his Jeep against the taxi in which he was traveling.
The violent impact between the two vehicles caused the taxi in which he was returning to the hotel was left mounted on the guardrail of the highway, leaving Di Lorio and the driver trapped in the vehicle.
It was my best friend who passed away. What madness all this, assured on Twitter the producer Davel Rodrguez, who has confirmed through the social network owned by Elon Musk that Di Lorio came from the job because he was organizing the Afterlife.
According to Madrid emergency sources, Di Lorio died instantly due to polytraumatism, without the doctors or emergency personnel who went to the scene of the event being able to do anything to save his life.
For his part, the taxi driver managed to survive the collision and was transferred to the hospital in La Paz, where he was treated for severe chest trauma.
Meanwhile, the driver of the SUV that caused the collision was evacuated to the Ramón y Cajal hospital for observation.. Subsequently, he was arrested and charged with one crime of reckless homicide and another of driving under the influence of alcohol.
A tragic event whose investigations are carried out by the Civil Guard, which investigates the reasons that led the young man to drive in the wrong direction and cause the death of the music promoter.
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George is Digismak’s reported cum editor with 13 years of experience in Journalism