Man Wins Lamborghini, Promptly Crashes It

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It's understandable that anyone would be pretty excited to win a $350,000 super car like the Lamborghini Murcielago Roadster LP640, which boasts almost 650 horsepower. But it's a real shame to become too excited and wreck the car only hours after taking possession.

That's what happened to Utah-based Frito-Lay truck driver David Dopp, who recently won the super car through gas station operator Maverik, which organized an 18-month contest to help raise money for local charities.

No Chance for Driving Lessons

Dopp picked up his slick new ride, which is lime green, this past weekend.

In an effort to prevent him from getting in a little over his head, Maverik provided Dopp with driving lessons worth an estimated $4,000. Unfortunately, Dopp hopped into the driver's seat of his new car before taking any of those lessons. The result: he smashed up his luxurious new ride. (Source:

Dopp says he was stopped by police only moments after taking to the road for the first time. He then gunned the powerful car down a local highway and took a curve at what he claims was about 40 or 50 miles per hour.

The car then reportedly hit something slippery on the road -- either ice or loose gravel -- causing it to suddenly lurch into an uncontrollable spin, crashing through several fences and then coming to rest unhappily in a nearby field.

Understandably devastated by the accident, Mr. Dopp's wife told the local media, "My heart pretty much fell out... Then (came), you know, that feeling when your heart drops and you're like, 'Oh, my gosh. What do we do now?'" (Source:

Man Plans to Sell Lamborghini, Buy Cheaper, Less Powerful Car

It's not clear how much Dopp will have to pay to repair the Murcielago, which appears to have considerable front-end body damage, a punctured wheel, and scratches along the paint on the passenger side.

Dopp says he plans to fix the vehicle and then sell it, in hopes of getting $300,000. That, he says, will provide enough money to buy a different (and less flashy) vehicle.

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