(NJ) — John Forbes Nash Jr., the brilliant Princeton University mathematician whose life story was the subject of the film "A Beautiful Mind," and his wife Alicia were killed in a crash Saturday on the New Jersey Turnpike, police said.
Nash was 86. Alicia Nash was 82. The couple lived in Princeton Junction.
The two were in a taxi traveling southbound in the left lane of the New Jersey Turnpike when the driver of the Ford Crown Victoria lost control as he tried to pass a Chrysler in the center lane, crashing into a guard rail, according to State Police Sgt. Gregory Williams.
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They couple was ejected from the car, Williams said. A friend said the pair was on their way home from the airport after a trip to Norway, where Nash received a prestigious mathematics award.
"It doesn't appear that they were wearing seatbelts," he said.