CHILLING footage shows a driver’s last moments during a high speed car ride through Rome.
Orsus Brischetto, 22, had been whizzing past other cars at speeds of nearly 200mph before dying in a fatal crash near the Casilina Est service station.
The video was taken by his 20-year-old pal in the passenger seat as the 120k Audi weaved in and out of vehicles on the night-lit motorway.
He continued to film the speedometer rising with his mobile phone as the the pair sang along to music, before the motorist lost control and hit another vehicle.
Images later showed parts of the vehicle scattered across the highway moments after emergency services arrived at the scene.
Local outlet L’Unione Sarda reported that a passenger and a pregnant woman, who was driving the other car, were transported to hospital with serious injuries.
Sadly the driver of the Audi died shortly after the incident.
Police in Italy have since confirmed they have opened an investigation.
The footage comes just months after a Czech investment tycoon dodged jail – despite reaching speeds of up to 259mph on a German motorway.
Radim Passer was filmed undertaking the daredevil stunt online – which was viewed by more than 10million people.
Most read in News
Passer’s speed was deemed to be less than 2mph below the sports car’s limited top speed, set at 261 mph because the vehicle’s tyres could burst if it went faster.
It sparked fury among safety campaigners and renewed calls to impose speed limits on Germany’s autobahns – which, unlike Italy, have no restrictions outside urban areas.
Meanwhile, police in the UK have been battling for their right to go faster after they were ordered to limit their speed in chases and emergency callouts to avoid issues with their high-powered BMWs.
Whistle-blowers say gun and traffic officers using affected Beemers — those with N57 engines — cannot exceed the speed limit of the road they are on by more than 20mph.
It means that even in a high-speed pursuit on a motorway, they cannot go above 90mph.
Police drivers across Britain risk the sack if they break the rule.