A Beautiful Mind Mathematician Killed In Car Accident
John Nash, 86 was killed Saturday night on the New Jersey Turnpike. Also killed was his wife Alicia, 82.
State Police Sgt. Gregory Williams told NJ.com that the taxi driver lost control of his car as he tried to pass another, crashing into a guard rail. The Nashes were reportedly ejected from the car: “It doesn’t appear that they were wearing seatbelts,” Williams said.
The taxi driver was flown to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick with non-life-threatening injuries, Williams said, and the passenger in the car the driver had been trying to pass, which also crashed into the guard rail, was treated for neck pain.
Nash, who suffered from paranoid schizophrenia and is best known for his contributions to game theory, won the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1994.