Steve Lacey, a software engineer with world search engine leader Google was killed when a Hyundai Sonata slammed into his BMW. The Hyundai driver was involved with a road-rage incident where he was chasing another vehicle when he lost control and slammed Lacey’s BMW who was out shopping at that time.

Lacey is currently employed with Google and was previously engaged with Microsoft where he was the team lead of the Microsoft Flight Simulator game series developers. The UK born engineer was working with a London-based 3D graphics company when he was seconded to Microsoft after the company was bought over by the operating system giant. Apart from the Flight Simulator series, he was also involved with other renowned games like the Combat Flight Simulator 2, Flight Simulator 2004 and FSX.

On top of that, he was also involved with Xbox games like Crimson Skies, NFL Fever and many others. He co-founded the SwitchGear software company after leaving Microsoft where he then later joined Google where he was involved with the development of the Chrome video feature. He is survived by his wife of 10 years and 2 children. The Sonata owner could be charged for vehicular manslaughter as he was reportedly to have been drinking prior to the accident.