New Jersey Port Authority police have identified Deankarte E. Ditchfield-Agboh, a 33-year-old Palisades Park resident as the owner of a 2008 dark gray Lamborghini Murciélago left burning near the George Washington Bridge around 2 am Monday. Ditchfield-Agboh, of East Coast Auto Group in Lodi, was issued summonses for abandoning a vehicle and leaving the scene of an accident, and is due in Fort Lee Municipal Court on Aug. 6, according to PA spokesman Joe Pentangelo.
In the meantime Maryland truck driver Todd Greene, who was at the scene when the car was left told police that he was “on the bridge near the New York side heading toward New Jersey when he saw the Lamborghini (which he described as a convertible with its top down, speed past him on the right. However, by the time I got to the other side, I was running over car parts in the roadway and I saw the wreck, as well a woman trying to open the driver’s door to get the driver out.” He also stated that while he noticed that the airbags had been deployed, there was no evidence of fire when passed the Lamborghini and attempted to pull off onto the shoulder.
The Murcielago line was built by Laborhghini, as a successor to the Diablo, between 2001-2010 and first became available in the US in 2002. However, the Murciélago Roadster, which was (principally) designed to be an open top car, featured a manually attached soft roof as cover. Drivers were warned not to exceed 100 mph when driving this model according to the company. The name, as with all Lamborghinis comes from a fighting bull who reportedly “survived 24 sword strokes in an 1879 fight against Rafael "El Lagartijo" Molina Sánchez, at the Coso de los califas bullring in Córdoba, Spain.”