Oculus VR co-founder struck and killed by speeding car

Oculus VR co-founder struck and killed by speeding car
Craig Chapple

By Craig Chapple

June 1st 2013 at 10:55AM

Engineer Andrew Scott Reisse found dead at the scene; Suspects now in custody

Oculus Rift co-founder and engineer Andrew Scott Reisse, 33, has been struck and killed by a speeding car fleeing police in Santa Ana, California.

A local ABC news network reports that Reisse had been crossing the street when he was hit by the vehicle.

The suspects are believed to have been been fleeing the scene of an alteraction that resulted in a "fatal" officer-involved shooting.

They are said to have hit two other cars and run serveral red lights during the high-speed police pursuit before hitting Reisse as he crossed the road.

The suspects have now been taken into custody.

"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," read a statment from Oculus.

"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."

Our thoughts go out to Reisse’s family and the Oculus VR team.

Image credit: ABC