Utah Frito-Lay truck driver David Dopp, who won a lime-green 631-hp Lamborghini Murcielago LP-640 in a contest on Saturday, crashed his prize six hours later, according to reports.
Dopp won the car, worth $354,000, in a contest called Joe Schomo to Lambo co-sponsored by the Maverik gas station chain and the Web site teamgive.org, an organization that helps fund research to provide cures and treatments for neurological diseases afflicting children, according to the In Santaquin News.
That's a lot of power for one man to have, said Dopp of his first ride in the roadster. It's so crazy, I feel like I'm in a dream.
After the sponsors presented the prize to him in a 1 p.m. afternoon event, Dopp took the car for a spin around his hometown of Santaquin, Utah. Several hours later, at 7 p.m., a witness spotted the Lamborghini stuck in a field with skid marks from where it left the road and called the police.
Dopp said that he was going about 40 to 50 mph on a 35-mph road when he hit a patch of what he called black ice or gravel. A police report said the car went over a curb, off the road and 75 feet into the field, calling the accident speed related.
In Santaquin News reports that damages included a puncture in the oil pan from a fence post, damage to the rear bumper, and exterior scratches.
Yahoo Autos reports that the Murcielago head to Las Vegas, where mechanics will calculate a repair estimate on the busted oil pan and damaged bumper.