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Famed Mathematician, "A Beautiful Mind" Dies in Car Crash


Sadly John Forbes Nash Jr. and his wife, Alicia died Saturday in a fatal car crash in Monroe, New Jersey. The couple was riding in a taxi in the left, southbound lane of the New Jersey Turnpike when the crash happened. The accident occurred when another vehicle that was trying to pass another in the center lane hit the guard rain, and lost control of the car. Sadly, both John and Alicia were ejected from the taxi; they were not wearing seatbelts. The driver of the taxi was flown to a nearby hospital and is recovering with non-life-threatening injuries.

John Nash was the recipient of the Nobel Prize for mathematics for economics and was a senior researcher for Princeton. Nash was also well known for his game theory work, as well as his struggle with paranoid schizophrenia that inspired the movie starring Russel Crowe called, A Beautiful Mind.” Princeton as well as Crowe were stunned and saddened to hear of the sudden and tragic passing of the Nash family.

If you or a loved one were involved in a motor vehicle accident, the experienced St. Louis personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth would like to hear from you. Please contact us today for a free consultation.

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