The Thrill Of Victory. The Agony of Defeat. Rarely does one person get to experience such highs and lows within mere hours of each other, but when it happens, the comedown is often all the more painful. Just ask Santaquin, Utah resident David Dopp. The Frito-Lay truck driver won a green Lamborghini Murciélago LP640 Roadster, grand prize in the "Joe Schmo To Lambo" contest operated by Maverik gas stations and teamgive.org last month.

Dopp, father of six, was finally presented the car on Saturday afternoon, after which he set about driving it around the neighborhood, giving rides to friends. His elation wouldn't last. Less than six hours after taking delivery of the Lamborghini, Dopp lost control of the 640-horsepower Italian, hopped a curb and spun it into an embankment 75 feet from the road. A witness, Miles Davis (yes, really), said that skid marks were evident on the road and that the car ended up facing the wrong direction. Neither Dopp nor his friend in the passenger seat were injured.

Police say the accident was likely "speed-related," although Dopp reportedly says he was only doing 40-50 mph when he lost control of the car on a section of road with a 35-mph speed limit. Dopp maintains he might have hit some black ice or gravel.

While the extent of the damage to the Lamborghini is not immediately clear, local publication InSantaquin News notes that Dopp has full insurance. To see Dopp's Murci pre-crash, check out the video after the jump.



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      clquake
      • 3 Years Ago
      For the average person, winning a car like this a financial burden. Excise taxes, insurance, maintenance, fuel, etc, all adds up to a huge chunk of money that an average person can't afford. He should definitely sell it since he apparently can't drive it.
      Guys Shit
      • 3 Years Ago
      they should have delivered the car to Miller Motorsports Park in Utah for driver training for this car..since there was a very high chance he has not owned a car like this before..he doesn't know how to drive them
      • 3 Years Ago
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      diffrunt
      • 3 Years Ago
      Reminds me of the time I gave my 3 yr old a loaded pistol to play with.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @diffrunt
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      cb3hogs
      • 3 Years Ago
      OOPS. Not speed related? Yeah right. WTG
      DAN
      • 3 Years Ago
      A fool and his Lambo are soon parted
      skullworksusa
      • 3 Years Ago
      That is why Exotic car owners do not loan their cars no matter how much they/your best buddy say they can handle it. They just do not understand how to drive one without damaging it.
      musikhut
      • 3 Years Ago
      It's only free until the 1st tax bill arrives. A delivery driver with a family of 6? Oh sure, he'll be able to afford it. The first thing he should have done was put "for sale" signs on it.
      kesando
      • 3 Years Ago
      Perhaps he should have sold it and paid off his house or put his kids through college.
        Sukairain
        • 3 Years Ago
        @kesando
        Perhaps he was going to drive it around a bit before selling it?
        LUSTSTANG S-197
        • 3 Years Ago
        @kesando
        You telling me you wouldn't be tempted take it for a spin, just one little innocent drive before you sold it? Keep in mind that it's likely the last chance you'd ever have to drive such a fine automobile, and on top of that it was given to you, meaning it is all yours, for now!! For most of us, not driving this car would be like turning down the chance to meet a famous celebrity who is in the same room as you and has taken time out of his/her busy schedule just to talk to you.
      creamwobbly
      • 3 Years Ago
      "only doing 40-50 mph when he lost control of the car on a section of road with a 35-mph speed limit" So he was only doing 60-70 mph, and he still thinks it wasn't speed related? Well, okay. It wasn't, because these vehicles are designed to go much, much faster. It was dangerous nitwit related.
      howiebrandon7
      • 3 Years Ago
      Would have stored it and sold it in a hurry then paid off all my debt, Opened a business and bought a $80,000 car just to ride nicely. Then with the other 200,000 i would have gave to the poor some and just saved the rest maybe put some in an IRA.
      tylermars.design
      • 3 Years Ago
      "doing 40-50 in a 35" with summer only tires in december. cleary a winner.
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