A speeding car tragically killed the Oculus Rift co-founder Andrew Scott Reisse at the age of 33 on Thursday.

Victor Sanchez, age 21, was driving the car in question and, along with two other unnamed suspects, was fleeing from police in a high-speed chase at the time of the incident. It has been reported that Sanchez collided into two other cars before striking Andrew Scott Reisse who was reportedly crossing the street at the time of the incident. Sanchez crashed the car soon afterwards and all three suspects were apprehended.

Reisse had moved to Santa Ana a year ago after previously working in Irvine California on the Oculus Rift. It has been reported that a grief counselor has been appointed for Reisse’s co-workers, many of whom had known him for many years.

Oculus issued the following statement to Polygon following the incident:

"Andrew was a brilliant computer graphics engineer, an avid photographer and hiker who loved nature, a true loyal friend and a founding member of our close-knit Oculus family. Some of us have known Andrew since college, and have worked with him at multiple companies beginning with Scaleform in Maryland which he helped start at age 19, then at Gaikai in Aliso Viejo, which brought him out to California, and finally at Oculus where he was a co-founder and lead engineer."

"Andrew's contributions span far and wide in the video game industry. His code is embedded in thousands of games played by millions of people around the world."

"Words can not express how sorely he will be missed or how deeply our sympathy runs for his family."

"Andrew will always be in our thoughts and will never be forgotten. We love you, Reisse."