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Utah Man Smashes Lamborghini He Won

Oops! Small-town truck driver wins $300,000 Lamborgini supercar - and wrecks it just hours later

A small-town truck driver's dream turned to a nightmare when won a Lamborghini supercar - and crashed it just hours later.

David Dopp from Santaquin, Utah, span out his Lamborghini MurciƩlago LP640 Roadster a mere six hours after picking up the keys as the winner of a 'Joe Schmo to Lambo' contest.

The two-seater Italian sports car, of which only 4,099 have ever been made and which, with its 6.2l V12 engine, has a top speed of 205mph, evidently had more power than Mr Dopp was used to.

'Yeah, I got it on Saturday and I wrecked it on Saturday,' Mr Dopp told Utah's KSL News.

Mr Dopp, a father of six, had entered the contest to win the lime green sports car about 18 months ago, as part of a loyalty card scheme run by a local convenience store chain.

But it was only the week before last, during a football game at Brigham Young University, a private Mormon college, that it was announced that he had emerged from the contest victorious.

He went to collect the car - which, with a value of $300,000, is worth more than his house - on Saturday and, full of enthusiasm, decided to spend the entire day giving rides to his friends and family.

He crashed it just hours later.

Mr Dopp told KSL: 'We were coming up a hill, going around a corner; and as soon as we came up the hill, we either hit some black ice or loose gravel or something, and all of a sudden we just started spinning.'

'We ended up in a field, and I back-ended a couple of fence posts.'

Mr Dopp's wife, Annette, told the station how her heart 'fell out' when she heard the news from a friend who had been riding with him at the time.

Police told inSantaquin News the car spun out of control and went over a curb before coming to rest in a field 75 feet off of the road embankment.

Officer Allen Hansen from the Santaquin Police said alcohol was not involved and that the accident was most likely 'speed related' as the vehicle was moving at 'speeds too fast for the conditions'.

Mr Dopp is said to have admitted to police that he was driving at 40-50mph in a 35mph zone before losing control of the car, according to inSantaquin News.

He was not cited at the scene, but a case will be submitted to the courts pending possible charges, it was reported.

Officer Hansen told inSantaquin News that he had warned Mr Dopp before the accident to be sure to observe traffic laws, adding that he felt it would be difficult for anyone driving a car like the MurciƩlago to resist the temptation to floor it.

'It’s a super-light car, built out of carbon fibre with Z-rated tires,' he said. 'It’s a crazy fast car.'

Thankfully for Mr Dopp the car is not a write-off, and one of the requirements of the contest was that he arrange full insurance for the vehicle before picking up the keys.

Damage to the car includes a puncture in the oil pan from a fence post, damage to the rear bumper, and extensive scratches to the bodywork.

It is now on its way to Las Vegas, where Lamborghini specialists will determine the repair cost.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2076952/David-Dopp-Utah-truck-driver-wins-300k-Lamborgini-supercar-wrecks-it.html#ixzz1hHx1dXHh

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