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(PRINCETON, N.J.) — Princeton University mathematician and Nobel Prize winner John Nash, whose life was the subject of the film A Beautiful Mind, was killed in a taxi crash along with his wife in New Jersey on Saturday.

Nash and Alicia Nash were in a taxi on the New Jersey Turnpike when the driver lost control and crashed into a guard rail, said New Jersey State Police Sgt. Gregory Williams.

Nash was 86; his wife was 82.

Authorities don’t believe Nash or his wife were wearing seat belts since they were both ejected from the taxi, said Williams. The crash remains under investigation.

Nash won the Nobel Prize for Economics in 1994.

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