John Nash, wife die in crash - Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Last Tuesday, Nash had received the prestigious Abel Award in mathematics at a ceremony in Oslo, Norway. He and Alicia were traveling south on the New Jersey Turnpike when the taxi they were riding in collided with a Chrysler Concorde near the 72. 4 mile marker near Monroe Township, N. J. , according to First Sgt. According to Williams, both Dr. Nash and his wife were ejected from the taxi and were “pronounced dead at the scene,” he said. A passenger in the Concorde was transported to Princeton University Hospital. “John was really something,” Joseph M. “Joe” Sanders Jr. , said Sunday afternoon soon after learning of his nearly lifelong friend’s death. “We were living on Lebanon Street when John and his family moved to Whitethorn Street. Sanders went to a prep school while Nash stayed and received his diploma from Bluefield’s Beaver High School, but in later years, Nash continued communicating with Sanders by sending him hand-written letters, publications and post cards. “The last time I heard from John was when he was traveling in Greece,” Sanders said. “It has fascinated me for a long time that Bluefield is at the same altitude as Bethlehem and Jerusalem,” Nash wrote to Sanders. Nash was born in Bluefield on June. Source: