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Teen dies test driving Lamborghini

on August 31, 2014 1:19 AM

MOUNT SINAI, N.Y. (AP) — A New York teen taking a test drive of a family friend’s Lamborghini has died after crashing the high-powered sports car into a guardrail.

Police say Samuel Shepard, 18, was taking the car for a spin on a county road in Mount Sinai on Long Island early Friday when he lost control. The car’s owner, Michael Power, was a passenger in the car and was treated for nonlife-threatening injuries.

Det. Sgt. Michael Fitzharris told Newsday that excessive speed is believed to be a factor in the crash. Of the test drive, Fitzharris said, “I think it was probably just a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the kid, and this man chose to give him this opportunity.”

Shepard’s father, Gene, said that Lamborghinis were his son’s favorite car.

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