Company of Heroes Online lead designer killed in car accident
Posted: 06.09.2010 13:19 by Simon Priest Comments: 9
Tragic news as developer Relic's Brian R. Wood, lead designer for Company of Heroes Online, has been killed in a car accident North of Seattle.

His car was struck head-on by a 21year-old driver allegedly under the influence of drugs at the time. Wood's 6-month pregnant wife is in hospital.

The tragedy took place Friday night when a Chevy Blazer driven by 21-year old Jordyn B. Weichert struck the front of Wood's car. Weichert was apparently taking her sweater off with a front passenger holding the steering wheel when they lost control.

Brian R. Wood, 33, was killed in the crash while his 6-month pregnant wife survived and is said to be "hospitalized but in improving condition". 2 male passengers in the back of Weichert's vehicle have also been killed. She faces possible homicide charges.

The front seat passenger, 22 year-old Samantha R. Bowling, may also face charges. Our deepest condolences go to Wood's family and friends at Relic Entertainment.
Source: Kotaku
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By stuntkid (SI Elite) on Sep 06, 2010
Oh my god! That's terrible news! RIP Brian.
By Ridgy (SI Core Member) on Sep 06, 2010
Wow, retarded youth or what? I mean driving, drugs AND changing your sweater on a busy road? How dumb can you be? What's worse is that the 21 Y/O's passenger's (I assume she knew them) are also dead because of hre stupid action, the front seat passenger is pretty dumb to agree to the driver's stupidity aswell, quite depressing :( RIP.
By Eversor (SI Elite) on Sep 07, 2010
That totally sucks.
By Kres (SI Elite) on Sep 07, 2010
A real tragedy. No life should end like this. Makes my lack of faith stronger. RIP.
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on Sep 07, 2010
Too bad that stupid a-holes can wreck others' lives on a whim.
By lichlord (SI Core) on Sep 08, 2010
it is sad tyo see despite all the warnings given despite all the time of prevention against drugs is being left ignored Drugs dulls the senses and intelligence also theirs a law that enforces you to go to school for a reason some people really play with their lives because they just don't think what they doo its very sad

his work on Company of heroes was very good i hope people will also learn from his death so that its not at least been in vain

By djole381 (SI Elite) on Sep 09, 2010
RIP Mr.Wood
By K3Spice (SI Core) on Jan 16, 2011
Sad. Its amazing how stupid people are....