Company of Heroes Lead Designer Dies in Car Crash

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Brian R. Wood, a lead designer at Relic, was killed in a car crash on Whidbey Island near Oak Harbor in Washington State on Friday night.

"A Washington State Patrol spokesperson said Saturday that the driver of the Blazer, Jordyn B. Weichert, 21, of Oak Harbor, was believed to be under the influence of drugs at the time of the accident.

According to the spokesperson, the crash was triggered when Weichert decided to take off her sweater or jacket as she was driving north along the two-lane highway.

The remains of the crashed Blazer at the scene.Weichert's front-seat passenger, Samantha R. Bowling, 22, of Oak Harbor, held the steering wheel while Weichert removed the article of clothing, the State Patrol said.

During the maneuver, Bowling lost control of the Blazer. It swerved across the centerline, then back into its own lane as Bowling over-corrected, then back across the centerline, crashing into the Subaru, the State Patrol said.

A State Patrol spokesperson said Weichert could be charged with vehicular homicide and vehicular assault and will be booked into the Island County jail when she is released from the hospital.

Bowling also faces a possible vehicular homicide charge when she is released from the hospital, the State Patrol said."

More details at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.


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