∞ Veteran developer Steve Lacey killed in driving incident


“Google engineer Steve Lacey, 43, a veteran of the Seattle region’s tech community who worked for more than a decade at Microsoft, died Sunday in a car crash in Kirkland.”

Lacey, a British ex-pat worked on DirectX and Xbox-related software, including several iterations of the hugely popular Flight Simulator titles, Munch’s Oddysee, NFL Fever and Crimson Skies. Most recently he had been working at Google.

Lacey was apparently the victim of road rage, and not the intended victim, either. An imbecile (that authorities believe had been drinking) smashed into him in pursuit of another car. A tragic, senseless loss. Our thoughts are with Lacey’s family.