Australian poker pro Warwick Mirzikinian has been charged in the death of a French cyclist named Julien Trameaux. Mirzikinian was driving his car on New South Head Road in Sydney, when he accidentally struck and killed the 24-year-old cyclist and food courier.
The 49-year-old poker pro and businessman wasn’t initially found to be at fault. But it was later determined that he was driving negligently and dangerously.
Mirzikinian’s Poker Career
The Aussie took down three tournament titles from August to October, including the $20k Sydney Championships High Roller A$247,000 ($197,385). This victory took place just three months prior to Trameaux’s death.
It’s unclear if he’ll continue playing poker for the time being, while he deals with serious charges stemming from the cyclist’s death.
More on the Deceased Cyclist
Julien Trameaux was working in Sydney as a part-time food courier for UBEREats. He often worked the nighttime shift while hoping to earn enough money to open his own patisserie one day.
Trameaux lived in an apartment with friends, who all ran in the Sydney Marathon together last year. Close friend Leo Villaume described his late buddy as “optimistic and positive.”
Villaume added, “He was more than a friend, we were all a family and he was a brother. He was someone so determined.”
Trameaux was one of five people who died via accidents on New South Head Road in 2017.