New York Teenager Test Driving Lamborghini Dies in Car Crash

New York Teenager Test Driving Lamborghini Dies in Car Crash

A New York teenager who was taking a test drive of a family friend’s Lamborghini ended up dying after he crashed the highly motorized sports car into a guard rail early Friday morning. New York police have released reports saying that Samuel Shepard, age 18, was behind the wheel of the lavish sports car on a rural road in Mount Sinai on Long Island just before 2:30 a.m.  Apparently he lost control of the vehicle and harshly smashed into a guard rail, explained several different media sources.

Samuel was later declared dead at the hospital. His passenger, Michael Power, who was the owner of the 2010 Lamborghini, was rushed to the hospital as well. He ended up surviving the car accident with several non-life threatening injuries.

Power was a close friend of Samuel’s family and after he had discussed the automobile with the teen, decided that it would be alright to allow the 18 year old to be allowed to take it out for a spin, noted one of the media sources. New York State Police Sergeant Michael Fitzharris stated that he believed that it was most likely a once in a lifetime occasion for the teen, and this man decided to give him the chance to have just such an opportunity.

It is not known for sure yet just how rapid Samuel was driving the vehicle, but Detective Fitzharris stated that he would suspect that it was exceptionally fast.

Gene Shepard, Samuel’s father, spoke to the news media and stated that Lamborghinis had been his son’s a favorite type of car. The teenager had graduated from high school this past spring. He had gone to Mount Sinai High School and Gene Shepard explained that Samuel wanted to serve in the Army before ultimately going on to become a police officer.  The father added that his son had planned out his entire life of what he wanted to do.

The car crash ended up turning the $250,000-plus car into a garbled piece of debris.

Samuel was taking a test drive of a family friend’s Lamborghini and ended up dying after he smashed the highly motorized sports car into a guard rail on Friday morning. New York police have released reports that stated Samuel was behind the wheel of the extravagant sports car on a countryside road in Mount Sinai which is on Long Island around 2:30 a.m.  Apparently he lost control of the vehicle and harshly smashed into a guard rail, explained several different media sources.

The teenager was declared deceased after he was taken to the hospital. His passenger, Michael Power, who also was the owner of the 2010 Lamborghini, was rushed to the hospital as well. He lived through the car accident but had several non-life threatening injuries.

Power was a close friend of Samuel’s family and after he had deliberated about the automobile with the teen, decided that it would be okay to allow the 18 year old to drive it, noted one of the media sources. New York State Police Sergeant Michael Fitzharris explained that he believed the test drive was most likely a once in a lifetime chance for the teen, and Power decided to give him the chance to have just such an opportunity.

However at the present time it is not known for sure just how quickly the teenager was driving, but Detective Fitzharris stated that he suspects that it was extremely fast.

By Kimberly Ruble

Sources:

FOX News

The New York Daily News

San Francisco Gate 

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