Tragic news out of Washington State today. A Relic developer, Brian Wood, was killed in a multi-vehicle, multi-fatality accident on the weekend.
Brian was the lead designer for Company of Heroes Online and worked on several other Company of Heroes games.
The thoughts of the community are with Brian's family, his wife and unborn child.
Not sure if he was returning from PAX or not (Relic did not have an official attendance at PAX this year).
Brian can be seen in this video.
Pike's cousin Szymon, who once upon a time worked at Relic and now works at Radical, just sent this note to Kotaku:
"Brian was a very close friend. He was just the kindest most down to earth person you could ever hope to meet, as is Erin. We have set up a trust fund to help Erin and the baby during this very difficult time and I was hoping you would be willing to post a blurb about this and a link to www.brianwoodmemorialtrust.com on your site. We, family and friends, would be incredibly grateful."