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Old 02-04-2013, 01:07 PM
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Two killed in Lamborghini crash
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Old 02-04-2013, 01:58 PM
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Same car last month at DuPont Cars & Coffee?

Its always so tragic to hear that a fellow driver has lost his life. Moments like this remind us all about the danger inherent in our chosen passion.
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Old 02-04-2013, 02:10 PM
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A 24 year old chick was driving?
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Old 02-04-2013, 02:32 PM
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A 24 year old chick was driving?
From the small bits of news floating around the web... it wasn't her car, its been suggested that she owned a high performance Audi.

When I first heard the news, I was trying to figure out how a Lambo hit a random car... and it just happened to be a GT-R?

I'm guessing they were running together on a newly built road that is still pretty much empty. Maybe the GT-R was turning around to come back for another run when the guest driver in the Lambo lost control?

Its very unsettling when something like this happens... brings one back to a sense of whats really important in life.

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Old 02-04-2013, 05:52 PM
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solid example why driving a supercar shouldn't be taken lightly.

i hear that her parents are pretty wealthy. maybe it was her parents car. either way, nothing more tragic than losing a child. RIP
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:28 PM
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So sad to hear this RIP. Prayers to the families and the injured driver.
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:53 AM
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R.I.P very sad to hear this. My condolences to the families. Speed requires attention and caution. Very young kids. What a pity.....
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Old 02-06-2013, 01:16 PM
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So freaky.

RIP.

Here's an article with interview from passenger in GTR. Sounds like the girl was driving, but it was owned by someone by the name Samuel Hampton.

http://www.wtsp.com/news/local/artic...ash-speaks-out

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Phan says along the way the cars started taking different routes, but when the Nissan was on University Boulevard, he suddenly saw a flash of green coming toward them. The Lamborghini crossed the median of the divided road and slammed into the Nissan.

"All of a sudden, I see this green Lamborghini on the opposite side lose control ... coming at us really fast, so fast you can't react to it," describes Phan.
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Old 02-06-2013, 03:31 PM
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I think it's hilarious that Jalopnik uses Ferrarichat as a source.

Police Say Deadly Nissan GT-R/Lamborghini Crash Was Not Racing Related
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Old 02-06-2013, 04:28 PM
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I know Lambo guys don't like the GTR, but come on this type of action is ridiculous.
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:07 PM
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owner of the lambo was only 24 years old? seems a bit young to be armed w/ such a missle. are 24 yr old kids really buying cars such as this? i must be getting old!
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:36 PM
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owner of the lambo was only 24 years old? seems a bit young to be armed w/ such a missle. are 24 yr old kids really buying cars such as this? i must be getting old!
Pete,

The Jalopnik blog has this response:

"Stephen Alspaugh - yesterday
As a personal friend of Sam Hampton. I would like to clear a few things up. Yes he was the owner of this Super car. He actually owned between 13-17 exotics at any given time. I beleive at the time of his death he owned 14...."

Apparently he had 14 exotics, not just one. 24 does seem a bit young to have that many exotics.
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Old 02-07-2013, 01:20 AM
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Pete,
Apparently he had 14 exotics, not just one. 24 does seem a bit young to have that many exotics.
The story I was told, is that his parents passed away and he inherited a large sum of money. Have no idea if this is true. But it makes senses when you think of all the logical ways someone just out of college could own a Lambo... let alone a fleet of exotics.
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:19 AM
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I met Sam several times at various events in Tampa. Nice guy, loved cars.

His FB page shows his garage and it is WILD.

I was told that his parents owned a lot of land and were extremely wealthy, I don't know if they are dead or alive. The FB event for his funeral doesn't mention anything about his parent so I would assume they aren't alive.
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Old 02-07-2013, 12:13 PM
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The story I was told, is that his parents passed away and he inherited a large sum of money. Have no idea if this is true.
Seems to have a mother names Lisa and a father names Douglas. The mothers FB page appears to be active.

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Old 02-07-2013, 01:06 PM
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So it was just a coincidence that the car the Lambo crashed into was a GTR? It seems like that is what happened. I too read this and though it was a race
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Old 02-07-2013, 02:59 PM
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So it was just a coincidence that the car the Lambo crashed into was a GTR? It seems like that is what happened. I too read this and though it was a race
They were both from the same Superbowl party. They had driven out to an empty road and it looks like the GT-R had made its high-speed run and was returning to do it again, as the Lambo was just starting his run. The timing of the Lambo losing control just as the GT-R was returning from the other direction would have been almost impossible to calculate (as if you were trying to hit a bullet with a bullet)... but sadly, it looks like this is a case of anything that can go wrong, will.

So, I wouldn't call it a "coincidence" in the sense that the GT-R and Lambo driver didn't know each other.

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Old 02-07-2013, 08:51 PM
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So it was just a coincidence that the car the Lambo crashed into was a GTR? It seems like that is what happened. I too read this and though it was a race
Read the news link in my post.
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