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Posted by on Jun 1, 2013 in Hardware |

Co-founder dies VR Oculus accident

Co-founder dies VR Oculus accident

In what was an unfortunate accident, died Reisse Andrew Scott (33), one of the co-founders of the company behind the helmet Oculus Rift.

The fact it was a fatal accident, caused by a dispute between police officers in Santa Ana, California, and some members of a criminal gang of the place. After a firefight, in which he was mortally wounded one of the officers began a pursuit and the vehicle driven by the offender Victor Sanchez, besides hitting other cars, ran over Andrew Reisse crossing a red light.

“Andrew was a brilliant graphics engineer, an avid photographer and hiker who loved nature. Also a great friend, and a founding member of our family Oculus “, the company said in a statement. “His contributions extend along the video game industry, and his work is included in thousands of games played by millions of players around the world. The words can not express how much we will miss him, and how we are supporting his family at this time “.

The late founder of Oculus VR lived in Santa Ana for one year. On the other hand, Diego Sanchez was arrested and is currently hospitalized; surely fall a punishment important since he met bail.

Link: Santa Ana police chase: Pedestrian Identified (KABC)

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