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Google engineer Steve Lacey victim of Kirkland car wreck

Google engineer Steve Lacey, 43, a veteran of the Seattle area’s tech neighborhood who labored for greater than a decade at Microsoft, died Sunday in a car crash in Kirkland.

KING 5 Information studies that that Lacey was the victim of a road rage incident by which he hadn’t been concerned. A extensively revered software program engineer who usually displayed his sense of humor on his well-read blog, Lacey had two kids, ages 5 and seven. He and his spouse had lately celebrated their tenth anniversary.

Lacey, who acquired his grasp’s in software program engineering in his native U.Okay., moved to Redmond in 1997 from London, two years after the 3D graphics startup the place he labored was acquired by Microsoft. His online bio describes his work at Microsoft and demonstrates his ardour for expertise.

Steve led function groups on Flight Simulator 2000, Fight Flight Simulator 2, Flight Simulator 2004 and FSX, in addition to discovering time alongside the best way to run the event group at a brand new studio; work on a bunch of Xbox stuff together with Munch’s Oddysee, NFL Fever and Crimson Skies; construct a recreation engine and scripting engine/language utterly from scratch and customarily get his fingers into loads of extremely attention-grabbing pies.

Lacey left Microsoft in January 2006 to start SwitchGear software with one other former Microsoftie, Joe Stacy. Later that 12 months, Lacey joined Google’s Kirkland workplace.

“The meals was too good to be ignored,” he defined in his bio.

He additionally labored briefly at Fb final 12 months, according to his Google+ profile, however he had been working most lately at Google, specializing in Chrome video.

Within the incident Sunday afternoon, state troopers advised KING-5 that the motive force of a Hyundai Sonata misplaced management, rolled and crashed right into a BMW being pushed by Lacey on NE eighty fifth Avenue. The Hyundai driver had exited Interstate 405 at excessive pace in pursuit of one other car that the Hyundai driver says reduce him off on the freeway. KING studies that investigators imagine the Hyundai driver had been consuming.

Replace: Robert Scoble remembers Lacey in this post.

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