After an expensive Lamborghini sports car was left to burn near the George Washington Bridge after a crash early Monday, Police have located and charged its owner and driver in the incident.
Deankarte E. Ditchfield-Agboh was issued summonses for abandoning a vehicle and leaving the scene of an accident, said Joe Pentangelo, a Port Authority police spokesman.
Pentangelo said the 33-year-old Palisades Park resident was interrogated by Port Authority police and will appear in Fort Lee Municipal Court on Aug. 6.
The 2008 dark gray Lamborghini Murcielago, a model built between 2001 and 2010, was abandoned about 2 a.m. Monday near Bridge Plaza North on the Turnpike westbound. Pentangelo said the car, which was “burned extensively,” would have been leaving New York City.
Pentangelo said the car “showed evidence of a collision, but it’s unclear where the collision took place.”
According to The Record, Ditchfield-Agboh could not be located for comment at his home and an employee at his business, East Coast Auto Group in Lodi, said Tuesday afternoon that he was gone for the day.
Todd Greene, an Elkton, Md., truck driver, said he saw the sports car speed past him when he was on the upper level of the bridge near the New York side heading toward New Jersey.
“By the time I got to the other side, I was running over car parts in the roadway and I saw the wreck,” he said.
Greene said that as he drove by the car, he noticed the airbag had been deployed and saw a woman trying to open the driver’s door to get the driver out.
“It was a pretty nice car,” he said. “It looked like a new one."
Greene said he did not see the car on fire when he passed the crashed Lamborghini, which was “pulled over in the shoulder on the right.”
The model involved in the accident lists for more than $330,000 when new.
Pentangelo said the burned Lamborghini was returned to Ditchfield-Agboh on Tuesday.
Image via Wikimedia Commons