Man Dies Behind the Wheel of Stolen Ferrari F430 After High-Speed Joyride Goes Wrong
The passenger was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries after the 490-horsepower Ferrari smashed into a fence and several trees.
A man is accused of absconding from a Colorado car dealership with a used 2007 Ferrari F430 supercar, which a police report says he fatally crashed while joyriding the car.
According to the Arvada Police Department (APD), an unidentified local car dealership reported that a grey 2007 Ferrari had been stolen from its inventory. Around this time, the APD also received calls reporting a speeding vehicle in the city's northwest, around Ward Road and 64th Avenue. Responding officers spotted a grey sports car traveling northbound at a high rate of speed on Ward Road around the 6700 block. The report did not specify whether officers gave chase, though there would be no need to do so.
Shortly thereafter, the driver of the vehicle, identified by the Jefferson County Coroner's Office as 39-year-old Steven Andrews, lost control of the Ferrari at the 6900 block of Ward Road. He exited the road at high speed, colliding with a fence and multiple trees. APD officers that reached the site of the crash determined Andrews to be deceased at the scene, also finding that he had a female passenger. She was not identified by the APD's report and was transported to a nearby hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
A social media account believed to belong to Andrews has been found, and its most recent post may be related to why he fatally crashed a car. The account's most recent post, on February 23, was a link to a GoFundMe whose stated goal is to "destroy cancer and its causes [sic]," with the goal of raising $1 billion to do so.
The Ferrari F430 was produced by Ferrari between 2004 and 2009 and featured a 4.3-liter V8 producing north of 490 horsepower.