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Mike Ey, Microsoft HoloLens designer killed in hit-and-run

Microsoft HoloLens project designer Mike Ey killed in hit-and-run early Saturday morning
By: Chris Smith | Virtual & Augmented Reality News | Posted: Mar 6, 2015 1:34 am

As reported by Seattle TV station Kirotv, local police stated that Mike Ey, a project designer for Microsoft's HoloLens, was rear-ended by a speeding drier quoted to be traveling "over 100 miles an hour" while commuting on the highway.




This unfortunate event took place "early Saturday morning," with the driver, Robert Malsch, fleeing the scene and later being captured and charged with vehicular homicide and a felony hit-and-run.


In a testimony to Ey's dedication to the project, his girlfriend Kelley Piering commented that he described the HoloLens as "the coolest thing ever," with her adding "It's looking at the future while holding the present" and "Mike said it wasn't perfect but it was going to be one day."


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