HoloLens Designer Killed in Car Crash

Microsoft "shocked and deeply saddened" by the tragic death of 30-year-old Mike Ey in a hit-and-run accident.

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Mike Ey, a 30-year-old Microsoft designer working on the company's futuristic HoloLens technology, has died in a car accident. On early Saturday morning, he was rear-ended by a hit-and-run driver at 100mph, police say, according to a report from Seattle news site KIRO 7.

Robert Malsch, the person accused of crashing into Ey, was captured by Redmond police (with the help of a tracking dog) after he fled the scene on foot, authorities say. Malsch faces vehicular homicide and hit-and-run charges.

A Microsoft representative said: "We are shocked and deeply saddened by this loss of a wonderful engineer, colleague, and friend. We extend our sympathy to Mike's friends and loved ones."

Ey was raised in New Jersey and graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology.

HoloLens, part of Microsoft's new Windows Holographic platform, was announced during a January Microsoft event.

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