MONROE TOWNSHIP - Nobel Prize-winning Princeton professor John Nash and his wife, Alicia, have been identified as the two victims killed in a crash Saturday on the New Jersey Turnpike.
State police say the Nashes were killed when the taxi they were riding in crashed into a guardrail to avoid hitting another car in Monroe Township at around 4:30 p.m.
John Nash's work as a mathematician and his struggle with schizophrenia was the basis for the 2002 Academy Award-winning film "A Beautiful Mind."
Nash won the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in 1994 and is well-known for his mathematics work in game theory, and partial differential equations.
Nash also won the Abel Prize, a highly-coveted and prestigious international mathematician's award, this past year.
Officials say the taxi driver was taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Police say another car also struck the guardrail. The passenger in that vehicle was also treated for non-life threatening injuries.
Investigators are looking into what caused the accident.