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Michigan man laughed after crashing Maserati at 144 mph in fatal wreck, police say

March 6, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Michigan man laughed after crashing Maserati at 144 mph in fatal wreck, police say

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A man from Michigan chuckled after he crashed his Maserati Ghibli into the rear end of another car at 144 mph, causing a fatal wreck that killed a mother of three.

Gregory Allen Belkin, 43, was reportedly drinking before the January accident and had driven to his ex-girlfriend’s house earlier that night to propose, but she declined, according to the New York Daily News.

Rhonda T. Williams, 53, was killed in the collision.

Detectives said that Belkin called his ex, Kimberly Glazer, while driving away from her house. They think that he dropped his phone right before the fatal wreck and that alcohol and fast speeds were contributing factors.

Gregory Allen Belkin was laughing when he crashed his Maserati in Bloomfield Township, Mich., in January.

Glazer’s phone records show that Belkin dialed her at 9:02 — only minutes before the wreck — and began calling out odometer speeds. “We’ll see how the night goes,” he allegedly stated. “I’m going 100; I’m going 120. I’m going 150,” he continued before the call dropped.

Bloomfield Township Police Officer Scott Schuknecht came to the scene and found Belkin’s car engulfed in flames — while its driver was laughing, he indicated in his report.

“I reminded him that the other driver was seriously injured and laughing was not appropriate,” Schukneckt stated.

The crash killed Rhonda T. Williams, a 53-year-old mother of three. (WXYZ)

Belkin failed numerous sobriety tests given at the scene, was handcuffed, and taken into custody for drunk driving.

He was charged on January 27th, three days after the crash, on felony second-degree murder and driving under the influence — causing death. He has pleaded not guilty.

The man is not currently in custody.

When questioned by investigators, Belkin said that his memory of the event was “foggy” but that he had remembered drinking and proposing to his ex. He reportedly told detectives that he had dropped his phone in the car and went to pick it up, which caused the crash.

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