Victim in Wash. road rage was software engineer



KIRKLAND, Wash. (AP) — A man killed in an apparent road-rage crash in Kirkland over the weekend was a well-liked software engineer.

KING-TV reports that Steve Lacey had not been involved in the incident, but was simply was out shopping on Sunday when a Hyundai Sonata that had been chasing after another car lost control and slammed into his BMW.

The driver of the Sonata survived with minor injuries and could be charged with vehicular homicide. The State Patrol says the suspect appeared to have been drinking.

Lacey worked at Google and had previously spent 11 years at Microsoft, where he led teams that worked on the Flight Simulator series of games. He had two children, and he and his wife had just celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary.


Information from: KING-TV,