Brian R. Wood, lead designer of Company of Heroes Online and a major player in development throughout the franchise, has been killed in a car accident according to reports from Kotaku.
Wood’s car was struck head-on by another vehicle travelling on the wrong side of the road. Police are allegedly considering vehicular homicide charges against both the front-seat passenger and the driver of the oncoming vehicle – who it’s been reported was under the influence of drugs at the time.
Wood’s wife, six-months-pregnant Erin, was injured in the crash but is now recovering in hospital. As well as Wood, two passengers in the oncoming vehicle were killed.
It’s a terrible, unnecessary tragedy. Our sincerest condolences go out to everyone affected by it.