An 82-year-old Uber driver has been killed in a horror crash in Delray Beach, Florida when his Buick Enclave was struck by a Lamborghini Murcielago at high speed.
Police and eyewitnesses state that the yellow Lamborghini Murcielago, driven by 60-year-old Roger Wittenberns, was speeding alongside his 61-year-old girlfriend, Patty Ann McQuiggin, in her Porsche 911.
When Wittenberns crossed Federal Highway west, he collided with the Buick of Uber driver J. Gerald Smith. The impact was severe enough to eject Wittenberns from the Lamborghini and leave Smith in a critical condition. He died soon after at the local Delray Medical Center.
Those investigating the crash believe that speed was not the only factor. They say that alcohol likely played a contributing role in the crash as Wittenberns latter told police from his hospital bed that he had been drinking with his girlfriend beforehand.
Immediately following the crash, Wittenberns’ girlfriend left the scene and dumped her car in a nearby restaurant parking lot.
WPTV reports that traffic homicide investigators are currently reviewing the case before any decision will be made with the State Attorney’s office to press possible charges against Wittenberns and McQuiggin.