News reports of the accident tell that in his final act, Wood turned his car in such a way that his side would take the full impact of the collision, protecting his wife Erin and their unborn child.
This week, we hear that a memorial fund has been set up to help Erin and her family. You can contribute to the Brian Wood Memorial Trust via their website.
Wood’s colleagues at Relic have made the following statement:
We are all deeply saddened by the loss of Brian Wood who was killed in a tragic traffic accident last Friday. Both Brian and his wife Erin were struck by a car on Whidbey Island in Washington State. Erin, who is six-months pregnant, survived the crash and has since been released from the hospital to be with her family.
Brian was the Senior Designer on the Company of Heroes franchise and a key member of the Relic family. Everyone here has a tremendous amount of respect for Brian and he will be greatly missed.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Brian’s family during this difficult time.
– Relic Entertainment