Former Cuomo Adviser Killed After Being Kicked Out Of Lyft On Highway

Sidney Wolf, an ex-adviser to former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, was killed last month after being kicked out of a Lyft ride in the middle of a Delaware highway, FOX 5 NY reports.

A fatal crash was reported by Delaware State Police on Coastal Highway near Anchors Way in Dewey Beach at around 2:00 a.m. on July 24.

Wolf and five others called for a Lyft to pick them up in Dewey Beach and take them to Bethany Beach, but a disagreement between the driver and passengers took place at some point during the ride, according to a police report obtained by FOX 5 NY.

Police said the driver stopped in the left lane of the highway and ordered the group of passengers to exit the vehicle. A Toyota Corolla traveling in the same direction switched lanes to avoid hitting the stopped vehicle and accidentally struck Wolf as he was standing on the highway.

Wolf was pronounced dead at the scene while the other passengers were uninjured durin the incident. The Toyota pulled over after the accident, however, detectives said the Lyft driver drove away from the scene prior to their arrival.

The driver was eventually identified, but authorities will not release their name unless charges are filed in relation to the incident and investigators said the driver was cooperative with the investigation.

Wolf had previously worked as a senior policy advisor to former Governor Cuomo in Washington, D.C.

“Shocked & saddened to hear this tragic news,” Cuomo tweeted in response to Wolf’s death. “Sid was a phenomenal public servant who worked relentlessly for the betterment of all NY’ers My heart goes out to Lindsey & his two young daughters.”

A GoFundMe page organized by Wolf’s family and friends has been launched to pay for his funeral expenses.

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