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'Joe Schmo to Lambo' Winner Crashes Prize Supercar within Hours

You can put Joe Schmo in a Lamborghini, but… Well, you can probably guess what happens next. If not, just ask David Dopp of Santaquin, Utah, the winner of the "Joe Schmo to Lambo" contest sponsored by Maverik gas stations and

Autoblog reports that Dopp, a Frito-Lay truck driver by trade, was presented with a neon green Lamborghini Murciélago LP640 Roadster on Dec. 17. He spent the afternoon joyriding around his neighborhood, giving lifts to his friends, but the fun didn't last for long. Less than six hours after taking possession of the 640-hp supercar, Dopp hopped a curb and spun into an embankment 75 feet from the road, according to Autoblog. Luckily, nobody was injured.

Police believe the accident was speed-related, but Dopp claimed he was only driving between 40 and 50 mph when he crashed (the posted speed limit at the accident site is 35 mph). Dopp claimed he might have hit some black ice or gravel.

No estimate of the damage was available, but Dopp said he was fully insured.

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See a video of Dopp's car pre-crash at Autoblog

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