Colorado car salesman dies after crashing Maserati at 'reckless speeds'

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A Colorado man was killed Saturday after apparently losing control of the Maserati he was driving and crashed into a ditch.

Authorities in Douglas County identified the driver of the car as 24-year-old Brandon Gionapoulos. He was driving the blue Maserati before crashing it into the ditch off Highway 470. A passerby spotted the mangled vehicle in the ditch at around 10 a.m. and alerted police, according to CBS Denver.

The station reported that Gionapoulos was a salesman at Mike Ward Maserati and Infiniti and had access to expensive cars like the Maserati. The dealership is located about a mile from the crash site.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said that “reckless speeds” were one of the causes of the wreck.

According to CBS Denver, Gionapoulos posted a video on Facebook of him driving a Maserati and showing the speedometer going from 0 mph to 111 mph in about 20 seconds.

It was unclear if the video had any connection to the car accident.

Authorities said no one else was involved in the crash and that the accident was still under investigation.

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