A car driven by a suspect being pursued by police has struck and killed Oculus Rift’s co-founder Andrew Scott.
The 33 year-old was hit in Santa Ana, California where he had lived for a year. The car, a Dodge Charger, was being driven by 21 year old Victor Sanchez who had prior to the chase allegedly been involved in a shooting.
Sanchez was running a red light when he hit and killed Scott.
"Andrew was a brilliant computer graphics engineer, an avid photographer and hiker who loved nature, a true loyal friend, and a founding member of our close-knit Oculus family,” a company statement read.
Some of us have known Andrew since college, and have worked with him at multiple companies beginning with Scaleform in Maryland which he helped start at age 19, then at Gaikai in Aliso Viejo which brought him out to California, and finally at Oculus where he was a co-founder and lead engineer.
Andrew’s contributions span far and wide in the video game industry. His code is embedded in thousands of games played by millions of people around the world.
Words can not express how sorely he will be missed or how deeply our sympathy runs for his family. Andrew will always be in our thoughts and will never be forgotten. We love you Reisse.”