Lamborghni Wetherill Park crash: George Kanalis died after crashing luxury sports car

The wreck of Georhe Kanalis’ Lamborghni after he crashed and died at Wetherill Park. Pic: Gary Dring / Top Notch Video

A Sydney father of two who loved fast cars has died after crashing his luxury sports car into a telegraph pole.

Police say George Kanalis, 43, of Glenhaven was driving a black Lamborghini in an industrial area in Wetherill Park on Thursday night when he appears to have lost control of the car, crossed the road hitting a number of cars before careering into the telegraph pole.

The wreck of Georhe Kanalis’ Lamborghni after he crashed and died at Wetherill Park. Pic: Gary Dring / Top Notch Video
The wreck of Georhe Kanalis’ Lamborghni after he crashed and died at Wetherill Park. Pic: Gary Dring / Top Notch Video
George Kanalis’ Lamborghini collided with several cars before striking a telegraph pole at Wetherill Park. Pic: Gary Dring / Top Notch Video
George Kanalis’ Lamborghini collided with several cars before striking a telegraph pole at Wetherill Park. Pic: Gary Dring / Top Notch Video

“He loved his toys,’’ said neighbour John Denton.

“George was a a lovely bloke who had a passion for life.

Mr Kanalis owned a property next door at Peats Ridge on the central coast which he bought about six years ago.

“I think he was planning to build a house and maybe move the family up here but never got around to it”.

“He had a earth moving business and came up here and would sometimes just drive his tractor around for hours. or he would have a bunch of his mates and have bon fires.

Sydney father of two George Kanalis died in a horror crash at Wetherill Park on Thursday night. Pic: Gary Dring / Top Notch Video
Sydney father of two George Kanalis died in a horror crash at Wetherill Park on Thursday night. Pic: Gary Dring / Top Notch Video
Emergency crews at the scene of a crash which claimed the life of sports car lover George Kanalis. Pic: Gary Dring / Top Notch Video
Emergency crews at the scene of a crash which claimed the life of sports car lover George Kanalis. Pic: Gary Dring / Top Notch Video

Several other vehicles were struck by George Kanalis’ out of control Lamborghini. Pic: Gary Dring / Top Notch Video
Several other vehicles were struck by George Kanalis’ out of control Lamborghini. Pic: Gary Dring / Top Notch Video

“Occasionally he was here with his kids.”

CCTV footage shows the luxury sports car driving at high speed in Hassall street before the accident.

Police say there were a number of calls to 000 around 6pm on Friday night to say the driver was still trapped in the vehicle. Despite attempts to revive him he was pronounced dead at the scene.

“A report will be prepared for the coroner but at this stage it looks like driver error and that speed was a factor,’’ said a police spokesman.’

Police cover the wreck with a tarpauline. Pic: Gary Dring / Top Notch Video
Police cover the wreck with a tarpauline. Pic: Gary Dring / Top Notch Video
George Kanalis, 43, of Glenhaven, died after crashing his Lamborghini in Wetherill Park. Picture: Facebook
George Kanalis, 43, of Glenhaven, died after crashing his Lamborghini in Wetherill Park. Picture: Facebook

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