HORROR pictures show the fiery aftermath after a driver smashed his brand new £250k Ferrari into a tree the very night he bought it.
Greek businessman Tzortzis Monoyios, 45, was killed at the scene of a horrific crash in Voula, on the outskirts of the Greek capital Athens.
The man, who owns two clothing stores on the resort island of Mykonos, had only bought powerful sports cars before and drove just 3 kilometers (2 miles) before losing control and veering off the road.
Tzortzis’ body was pulled from the car and taken to the morgue in Voula.
His wife, Athina Kontopanou was in the car with him at the time.
She was helped from the burning wreckage by Greek singer Stan, who witnessed the tragedy happen while driving behind.
Shocking video posted by Greek news site Iefimerida shows the moment the Ferrari engulfed in flames.
His wife managed to escape but ran a few meters before collapsing in front of the car.
Tzortzis appeared on the Greek version of the reality show “The Wall” in 2003 when he was a 23-year-old Computer Science student.
Famagusta News reports how he stole the show thanks to his temperament and looks.
He also began a passionate love affair with fellow contestant Sissy Giannakopoulou that ended not long after the show ended.
Tzortzis grew up in Mykonos and returned there to open his own branded clothing store, which he runs as ‘Georgey’.
He and Athina have two children, while his sister Katerina Monogiou is an MP for the New Democratic Party.
In a 2020 interview, she spoke publicly about her brother on “The 2Night Show” hosted by Grigoris Arnaoutoglou.
Describing their childhood in Mykonos, she said: “My father was very strict, a purist. In my teenage years there would have been no escape if I had not had my mother or brother with me. .”
Under her most recent Instagram post, on January 2, several people left heartfelt comments expressing their sympathy.
“My sincere condolences,” one user wrote.
“I’m so sorry for this difficult moment of your life. Be brave,” another added.
While a third commented: “Your brother is an amazing person! Forever in our hearts!”
Police believe no other vehicle was involved in the crash, but are studying footage from the crash scene to find out the night conditions.
https://www.thesun.ie/news/8215049/ferrari-crash-driver-dead-pictured/ Horror pictures show the brand new £250,000 Ferrari 488 left to burn in the crash that killed the driver the very night he bought it