Cabbie In Crash That Killed John Nash Began Driving Taxi Two Weeks Ago -

The cabbie involved in the crash that killed famed mathematician John Nash and his wife began driving a taxi two weeks ago, his son told the New York Post. Nash, 86 and his wife, Alicia, 82 , were in the taxi, heading to their Princeton Junction home from the airport, when they were killed in the crash near Exit 8A on the New Jersey Turnpike in Monroe Saturday, according to published reports. The cab driver, Tarek Girgis, 46, of Elizabeth, lost control of the taxi as he tried to pass a Chrysler Concorde, according to NJ 101. 5. Around 4:30 p. m. , Girgis was driving a 2007 Ford Crown Victoria cab when he veered from the left lane to... The cab hit a guard rail, then hit the Chrysler Concorde, which was in the center lane, State Police said. John and Alicia Nash were ejected from the cab, and both were pronounced dead at the scene, according to State Police. “Preliminary information indicates that neither John nor Alicia Nash were wearing their seatbelts, although a thorough examination of the taxi will be performed,’’ the news release from State Police said. The cab driver’s son, Kerolos Girgis , told the New York Post that his father previously drove an ice cream truck, but then started a new company. Source: