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NJ State Police Release a Summary of Facts in the Fatal Crash Involving John and Alicia Nash

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Source New Jersey State Police

Cranbury Township NJ. (May 24, 2015) -- At approximately 4:30 p.m.yesterday, two people were killed and two injured in a crash on southbound inner lanes of the New Jersey Turnpike in Middlesex County. Although the crash investigation by troopers of the Cranbury Station, the State Police Fatal Accident Unit, and the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office is still ongoing, the facts indicate that a 2007 Ford Crown Victoria taxicab driven by Tarek Giris, 46, of Elizabeth veered from the left lane to the right where it struck the guide rail at the side of the highway. It then hit a tan Chrysler Concorde in the center lane.



At some point, both rear seat passengers of the taxi, John Nash, 86, and his wife Alicia Nash, 82, both of Princeton Junction, were ejected onto the highway. They were both declared at the scene. Both vehicles ended up against the concrete center divider on the left side of the road.

The driver of the New York registered Concorde, Lisa Farrell-Hoyte, 41, of Bronx, N.Y., was not injured. Her front seat passenger, Anastasia Reid, 69, also from Bronx, was taken to Princeton Hospital for neck pain. Girgis was entrapped in the taxi until he was extricated by Cranbury Fire Department. He was then flown to Robert Wood Johnson Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

Preliminary information indicates that neither John nor Alicia Nash were wearing their seatbelts, although a thorough examination of the taxi will be performed.

No charges have been filed at this point in the investigation. The Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office will receive all the investigative reports issued by the State Police.

The southbound inner roadway was closed for about four hours for rescue and investigative activities.

Seatbelts are required to be worn by all occupants of passenger vehicles that are equipped with them.