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Maserati Salesman Killed After Livestreaming 0 to 111 mph Acceleration on Facebook

 Source:Automotive News | Publication date: Jan 18, 2017 | Author(s): Stephanie Hernandez McGavin

The Douglass County Sheriff’s Office reports that Brandon Gianopoulos, 24, a salesman at Mike Ward Maserati in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, was killed in a crash after he livestreamed video on Facebook of a 2017 Maserati Ghibli accelerating from 0 to 111 mph.

In a statement, the sheriff’s office indicated that Gianopoulos was provided with access to vehicles as a part of his work-related duties and clarified that the vehicle was not stolen.

According to Lauren Lekander, the lead public information officer at the Douglass County Sheriff’s Office, excessive speed and the use of the phone are being investigated as factors contributing to the crash.

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Tragic and yet another case of where a mobile device is clearly a cause of distraction and a feature is in use that should be blocked while the vehicle is in motion.


 
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  1. Andrew_L
    Someone in Rhode Island was live streaming speeding down the highway in a Civic and hit 111 to 116 a few times and ended up crashing. I think he was ok but was in the hospital. Completely stupid.
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