Crewmeber dying?

So I was in a game on the new map and I crashed into this dirt mound. Somehow my driver died right after I crashed. Im wondering if this is an intentional feature and I just wanted to ask

lol, I’ve been having that happen to me, but never the driver…

Been ramming into mounds and banks and end up with the messages saying someone died for like a month almost.

Happened to me 5 or 6 years ago too - learned a lesson not to drive into things at full speed!

There not dead there simply asleep.

As far as I know, this is normal. When I started out I played a lot with the M-22 Locust, and it had a real issue with barrelling headlong into things and killing the driver. In reality, I could definitely see that happening.