Pokémon Creative Design Director, Eric Medalle has passed away in an accident on the 13th March during a wind storm in Seattle.
During the storm, a large evergreen tree fell onto Medalle’s BMW while he was driving in Seward Park according to The Seattle Times. A passer-by managed to rescue a toddler girl from the car and get her to medics, the girl luckily only suffered minor injuries.
Medalle worked at Pokémon Company International since 2003, and his work includes titles in the franchise like Pokémon X, Pokémon Y, Pokémon Black, and Pokémon White.
Eric Madelle (42) leaves behind his two young daughters, Isa (6) and Nico (nearly 2) who a You Caring page has been set up for by friends and family to raise funds for their college fund.
Everyone at Inside Gamer extends their condolences to Eric Medalle’s family and friends.