A man known as the “marijuana millionaire” was killed in a Lamborghini collision in Southern California recently, authorities said. Officials at Medical Marijuana, Inc., the company the victim co-founded, as well as those at the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office, confirmed the deceased as 33-year-old Michael Llamas.

The solo car crash happened at 1:55 a.m. Sunday, according to the coroner’s office. “The decedent was a driver of a 2016 green Lamborghini, traveling at excessive speeds northbound on the 900 block of N. Harbor Drive,” a coroner’s statement reads.

“The vehicle lost control, struck a curb, palm tree and ornamental anchor. A female passenger was ejected from the vehicle, which became engulfed in flames. San Diego Fire Department responded to the scene, extinguished the flames, and observed a charred body in the driver seat and death was pronounced.”

Llamas died of “thermal and inhalation injuries,” according to the coroner’s statement. The condition of the passenger was unknown.

Medical Marijuana, Inc. released this statement:

“The company has learned that 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.”

According to CBS News 8 in San Diego Llamas resigned from his post as the company’s CEO after he was indicted in connection with alleged mortgage fraud. He also has a record being connected to tax liens, an alleged ponzi scheme and and alleged wire fraud, according to the station.

Medical Marijuana, Inc. is a publicly traded concern that includes a “family of companies and products [that] are dedicated to making hemp a part of your everyday health,” according to its website.

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Raul Duke has been working as a journalist in Southern California for two decades. The medical marijuana juggernaut is one of his many beats. He's a longtime Westside resident who needs to renew his doctor's recommendation soon. If you have news tips, reach out: raul@the420times.com

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