REVEALED: Drunk and unlicensed driver’s callous boast as he swigged a Jim Beam bottle behind the wheel of a stolen car before crashing and killing two innocent women
- Tyron Knodler told police he thought he was a ‘sick c**’ before a drunken crash
- The 21-year-old veered a stolen 4WD into a Honda Jazz in Peakhurst in March
- The crash killed Gayle Gibson and Carol Chambers, while Knodler broke a finger
- He has never held a driver’s licence, and fled from the scene after the crash
An unlicensed drunk driver said he thought he was a ‘sick c***’ before flipping a stolen car and killing two women in south-west Sydney.
Tyron Knodler fled the scene after he veered a stolen Toyota LandCruiser into oncoming traffic and hit a Honda Jazz on Henry Lawson Drive in Peakhurst in March.
The 21-year-old was seen drinking from a stolen bottle of Jim Beam bourbon while behind the wheel and speeding between lanes before the crash.
The collision instantly killed Canterbury Girls High School teacher Gayle Gibson and her friend Carol Chambers who was visiting from the Gold Coast, while Knodler escaped with a broken finger.
‘I was just trying to see a mate and I thought I was a sick c*** and just driving, too much to drink and boom – I just f***ing tipped the car,’ Knodler said in a police video, as reported by The Daily Telegraph.
Tyron Knodler fled the scene after veering a stolen Toyota LandCruiser into a Honda Jazz in Peakhurst in March, killing two people
Knodler has never held a driver’s licence, and had been drinking alone in a Padstow Park before the crash
Ms Gibson’s husband Tony Giorgio suffered minor injuries in the crash along with their friend Kim Alden, who spent a week in hospital with head injuries after the smash.
According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Mr Giorgio is a maths teacher at Knodler’s former high school and likely taught him during his schooling.
Knodler told police ‘I think I killed someone’ in St George Hospital following the crash.
He has never held a driver’s licence, and had been drinking alone in a Padstow Park coping with family issues before getting behind the wheel.
Gayle Gibson was killed in the crash, while her husband Tony Giorgio suffered minor injuries
Knodler blew three-times over the legal limit, and after receiving his reading told police ‘not bad aye, f***. That’s why I crashed I guess.’
Ms Gibson was remembered as a ‘much loved’ teacher at Canterbury High Girls School.
Canterbury Girls principal Sue Holden released a statement which read: ‘Ms Gayle Gibson, a long-standing member of staff, has passed away overnight in a tragic traffic accident. Ms Gibson was a much loved member of staff and a former head teacher. Our sincere condolences go out to her family.’
Knodler will be sentenced in March.
Knodler told police he thought he was a ‘sick c***’ behind the wheel before the crash