Florida Teenage Driver Killed In BMW M5 High Speed Crash

Less than 12 hours before he died, Joshua Ammirato was posting messages on an Internet message board seeking advice about how to drive his 2008 BMW M5 faster. Ammirato, 18, logged onto M5board.com Thursday and Friday, asking other M5 drivers how to shift smoother in the 500-horsepower machine.
“The problem is when I’m going pedal to the metal pushing 140 and upshifting, there tends to be thud noise with the gear change,” he wrote in one post. Ammirato and four other young Marion County men were killed at about 3:45 a.m. Saturday, when the BMW M5 he was driving sailed off the end of the Greystone airstrip in Anthony and crashed into a tree. Messages on the board devoted to M5 enthusiasts show Ammirato logged on shortly before 10 p.m. Thursday as “AmericanM5.” Read more about this tragic car accident.