Mike Ey, the 30 year old project designer behind Microsoft HoloLens was tragically killed this weekend in a hit and run accident.
Friends say Ey's professional passion was perfecting "HoloLens," Microsoft's new "augmented reality" tool in development that blends the digital world with the real world. The technology will eventually enable anyone to create and interact with three-dimensional holographic images in real space.

"He said it was the coolest thing ever," Piering said. "It's looking at the future while holding the present. Mike said it wasn't perfect but it was going to be one day."

Early Saturday morning, all those big personal career dreams were shattered when Ey's car was rear-ended by a hit-and-run driver going over 100 miles an hour on State Route 520, according to police.

The driver of the car that hit Ey was Robert Malsch. He was tracked down by police dogs after he ran from the scene of the accident. Malsch is facing charges of vehicular homicide and hit and run felony charges. He is being held on $100,000 bail.

Reports also say that Malsch had been drinking prior to the accident that ended Ey's life. Our condolences to the friends, family, and colleagues of Mike Ey.

(via Kiro TV)