Meet the Poor Illinois Guy Whose Weekend Lamborghini Crash has Become YouTube Gold
The driver whose weekend wipeout of his yellow Lamborghini has become YouTube gold (video included with story) is a 39-year-old Illinois (printing) business executive who “just lost it as he accelerated,” according to witnesses quoted in an accident report. William Whitaker was cited for “failing to reduce speed to avoid an accident,” noted Wheeling Police Department officers.
Whitaker, president of Thiessen Communications, a commercial printing firm, did not return messages left at his office and on his cell phone. He lives about 15 miles from the crash scene in a gated community where he last year purchased a home for $650,000.