The Son Of Brazil's Richest Man Is Being Investigated After Killing A Cyclist With His $450,000 Mercedes

eike batistaEike Batista

Photo: Wilson Dias/Abr via Wikimedia Commons

Thor Batista, son of Brazilian billionaire Eike Batista, is being investigated for manslaughter after he ran over a cyclist on a Highway outside Rio de Janeiro Saturday evening, according to Bloomberg. Batista, whose father is the 10th richest man in the world, hit and killed 30-year-old Wanderson Pereira dos Santos with his Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren sports car, according to Bloomberg.

The car has a price tag around $450,000.

After realising what had happened and seeing Periera dos Santos’ body, Batista became ill and vomited at the scene. Later, he passed a breathalyzer test administered by police, according to Jalopnik.

The Batista family have paid for the funeral expenses and Thor Batista is scheduled to testify March 21 about the incident. 

DON’T MISS: The Mercedes S350 Diesel Is Quite Possibly The Perfect Car (Especially For A Banker) >

Business Insider Emails & Alerts

Site highlights each day to your inbox.

Follow Business Insider Australia on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.