It was a sad series of unfortunate events that led to the death of 82-year-old Uber driver, J. Gerald Smith.
According to local news affiliate WPTV, the accident occurred in Delray Beach, Florida, when 60-year-old Roger Wittenberns crossed an intersection at a high rate of speed in his Lamborghini Murcielago. He was followed by his 61-year-old girlfriend, Patty Ann McQuiggin, who was behind the wheel of a Porsche 911.
Wittenberns struck the Uber driver’s Buick Enclave, leaving Smith in critical condition before he passed away later in the evening, according to police. Wittenberns was ejected from the Murcielago in the impact and is in serious condition.
Meanwhile, McQuiggin fled the scene following the incident and ditched her 911 at a local restaurant. She was later tracked down but refused to make a statement.
Wittenberns told police he had been drinking with his girlfriend following the accident. Police say Smith had obeyed all local traffic laws and did nothing wrong to cause the accident.