Andrew James Rodriguez, 33, of El Paso, was arrested after hitting and killing a moped driver in Las Vegas on June 5.
A 33-year-old cryptocurrency investor calling himself a “multi-six-figure earner” was driving a Lamborghini at 141 mph in a 45 mph zone when he hit and killed a moped driver in Las Vegas.
Andrew James Rodriguez boasted in a video posted to Facebook the night before the fatal accident of the big night out that he and his friends would be celebrating his birthday.
The next night, he had killed someone when he hit a Lamborghini – which he reportedly did not own – on a moped of a 58-year-old.
‘We are kings of the desert, yes!’ he said on a balcony overlooking the Las Vegas Strip, which police say he visited from El Paso, Texas, where he lives. “My birthday party, guys, it’s going to be a party!”
He has since been released on $750,000 bail.
In the video, Rodriguez brags about the wealth he claims to have gained through cryptocurrency trading as he walks through a lavish multi-storey apartment he apparently rented for the weekend.
“Oh my god dude this is insane in the membrane,” he said during the video tour of the apartment, remarking in the bathroom. ‘What’s up mate? You know the vibes, bro,” he said brushing in the mirror in tight black shorts, a tight black T-shirt and a black hat. “I looked at myself, man. I’m very sorry.’
About 24 hours later, on June 5, Rodriguez left the wreckage of a $300,000 2017 Lamborghini Huracan he was driving and told a Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officer, “I just killed someone.”
The officer recalled the quote: Fox 5 in Las Vegas, after Rodriguez hit local resident Walter Anderson, 58, on Russell Road in Rogers Street at 11:50 p.m.
Anderson was on a moped.
DailyMail.com reached out to Anderson’s family for comment; they didn’t respond right away.
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Rodriguez drove 141 mph in a 45 mph zone and reportedly drove under the influence of alcohol
Rodriguez had reportedly been drinking, the officer said, because his eyes were watery and bloodshot and he smelled of alcohol. It is not clear whether he has taken a breath or blood test.
Although he slowed his car from 141 to 127 mph before the crash, it hit the moped so hard that it got stuck under the front of the Lamborghini, according to reports from the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Rodriguez says he is an investor in “crypto automation” through the platform iGenius, according to his Facebook page, where his bio reads: “Crypto automation. Multiple 6 digit earner. iGenie.’
“If you want to do things like we do, you just have to do crypto automation,” he said in the video posted to Facebook the night before the accident, talking about the expensive lifestyle he was flaunting.
Just hours before the crash, he posted a photo on Facebook featuring several Louis Vuitton shopping bags and the caption, “Become the person your haters wanted you not to be.”
Las Vegas local resident Walter ‘Jaye’ Anderson, 58, was on his way home from work when he was hit by Rodriguez’s Lamborghini
Rodriguez punched and killed Anderson on Russell Road in Rogers Street at 11:50 PM
Rodriguez drove a 2017 Lamborghini Huracan, similar to the one pictured above. Used car sites sell them for $300,000
That was at 10:13 PM. An hour earlier, he posted a photo behind the wheel of a car with a woman’s legs on his lap and the caption: “When motivational photos become reality.”
And the day before, he posted the lavish video showing his Facebook followers where he and his friends were staying. “I’m getting at least $40 million off dream token bro,” his friend says in the video, to which he responds: “And we’ll turn that into a billion.”
Rodriguez, who was admitted to the Clark County Detention Center, was released on $750,000 bail on the terms that he would never drive again and submit to alcohol screening, according to court records.
Under reckless driving and a DUI charge, Rodriguez was also charged with driving without a valid driver’s license.
He is not the registered owner of the Minnesota vehicle and it is not clear who the owner is, according to Fox 5.
At the time of the crash, he was traveling with a passenger who told officers they were joyriding with friends in another Lamborghini and were all going to a party.
Two friends of Rodriguez witnessed the crash and were in another Lamborghini, driving alongside Rodriquez, according to the Review-Journal, stating Rodriguez drove away from them before the crash. They are not mentioned.
Rodriguez posted the above photo to Facebook just hours before the crash crash
Rodriguez is an investor in crypto automation through the platform iGenius, according to his Facebook page. He posted this photo behind the wheel of a Lamborghini
In a video posted to Facebook the day before the fatal crash, Rodriguez boasted about the penthouse where he and his friends were staying for his birthday weekend in Las Vegas.
Rodriguez showed his Facebook followers around the multi-storey penthouse apartment where he and his friends were staying in Las Vegas.
Rodriguez’s passenger said he was going “pretty fast,” according to a police report, but she claimed she wasn’t aware he had been drinking.
Neither Rodriguez nor his passenger were injured. She has not been named by the police.
Rodriguez had not yet filed charges against him in the case, according to the Review-Journal.
DailyMail.com contacted the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department for an update on the matter, but the department declined to comment.
A message on Rodriguez’s DailyMail.com Facebook account was also not immediately returned.