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Shocking moment Lamborghini thief, 51, dies after crashing supercar at 183 mph while chased by LAPD

By Will Potter for Dailymail.Com

1:44 p.m. May 9, 2024, updated 2:57 p.m. May 9, 2024

  • Elliott Dugan, 51, crashed supercar after hitting 183 mph during chase
  • He was thrown 100 feet from the Lamborghini and died instantly.

Shocking police footage has captured the moment a Lamborghini thief raced through the streets of Log Angeles before dying in a horror crash.

Suspected driver Elliott Dugan, 51, was stopped by police around 5 a.m. on April 6, initially because they spotted him sleeping at the wheel while at a red light.

After cops checked his license and registration, officers discovered he had several felony warrants and the supercar was reported stolen.

As he was ordered out of the car, Dugan argued before speeding away and reaching 183 mph until he collided with a central reservation which knocked him sent 100 feet down the road.

Shocking police footage captured the moment a Lamborghini thief raced through the streets of Log Angeles after being stopped by police, moments before he died in a horror crash.
Officers told suspect Elliott Dugan, 51, that they stopped him because he was asleep at the wheel at a red light.
While checking the suspect’s license and registration, police then discovered that the Lamborghini had been stolen and that Dugan had felony warrants for his arrest.
Moments after driving away from officers, Dugan reached 183 mph before colliding with the center reservation of a road, throwing him more than a hundred feet from the car.

In the body camera footage, first shared by KTLA, officers said they saw Dugan asleep at the wheel and, after stopping him, the suspect told them the Lamborghini was a rental.

He surrendered his license and registration, but refused to get out of the car after his criminal history was reported, repeatedly telling the officer that he needed to surrender his license and that he “knows the law.”

As Dugan and the officer walked back and forth, he stepped on the sports car’s accelerator, speeding away from the scene and leaving the officers scrambling to get back into their vehicle.

Separate surveillance footage showed the Lamborghini speeding down the highway, with the police car not in the same frame, while Dugan was able to gain some distance with his rapid escape.

At the time Dugan crashed, the supercar was not filmed, with officers’ body cameras later capturing the vehicle collapsed in the central reservation of a highway.

Several trees he struck lay on top of the wreckage, with debris scattered about a hundred feet from the crash site as shocked witnesses stood nearby.

Police spoke frantically on the radio as they searched for Dugan, before discovering his unconscious body on the side of the road after he was thrown from the vehicle.

Separate surveillance footage showed the Lamborghini speeding down the highway, with the police car not in the same frame, while Dugan was able to gain some distance with his rapid escape.
Officers arrived on scene to find Dugan’s stolen vehicle destroyed and spent several minutes frantically searching for the suspect.
Dugan’s body was discovered more than 30 meters from the crash site after he was ejected from the vehicle, and paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene.
Pictured: The crumpled remains of the Lamborghini after the high-speed crash
Several other cars were also damaged by flying debris, including broken windshields.

Dugan’s body had been thrown more than thirty meters from the crash. Emergency services rushed to the scene, but he was pronounced dead on their arrival.

Several other cars were also damaged by flying debris, including broken windshields.

Police said the crash remains under investigation.