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Ex-Cuomo staffer dies after being hit by car on freeway while ordering from Lyft

Ex-Cuomo staffer hit and killed by car after being ordered out of a Lyft on a Delaware highway when he and five of his friends got into an argument with the driver — who fled the scene

  • Sid Wolf, 43, was killed in the early hours of Sunday morning after he and a group of five friends got into the ride and got into an argument with the driver
  • They were ordered out of the car on a busy highway in Dewey Beach, Delaware
  • An oncoming Toyota Corolla swerved to avoid the Lyft, striking the father of two who got out of the car. His friends were not injured
  • The driver of the Corolla remained at the scene, but the Lyft driver, believed to be driving a white Honda Pilot SUV, fled
  • Cuomo said he was ‘shocked and saddened’ as he paid tribute to the ‘phenomenal public servant’
  • Lyft said in a statement that the driver had been removed from the app. It is unclear whether the police have tracked him down

A senior policy advisor working in the former governor of New York Andrew Cuomohis office was hit and killed by a car after he was forced out of a Lyft in the middle of a busy highway.

Sid Wolf, 43, was killed in the early hours of Sunday morning after he and a group of five friends got into the ride-share and got into an argument with the driver in Dewey Beach, Delaware.

It’s unclear what the dispute was about, but the driver stopped abruptly in the middle of a left lane and reportedly ordered Wolf and his friends out into the middle of the road. The National Desk.

An oncoming Toyota Corolla swerved to avoid the Lyft, hitting the father of two who got out of the car and stood in the road. His five friends were not injured.

The driver of the Corolla remained at the scene, but the Lyft driver, believed to be driving a white Honda Pilot SUV, fled the scene, The National Desk reported.

Cuomo said in a tweet Tuesday night that he was “shocked and saddened by the news.”

“Sid was a phenomenal public servant who worked tirelessly for the betterment of all New Yorkers,” he said.

‘My heart goes out to Lindsey and his two young daughters.’

Sid Wolf, 43, was killed in the early hours of Sunday morning after he and a group of five friends got into the ride-share and got into an argument with the driver in Dewey Beach, Delaware

Cuomo said in a tweet Tuesday night that he was

Cuomo said in a tweet Tuesday night that he was “shocked and saddened by the news.” “Sid was a phenomenal public servant who worked tirelessly for the betterment of all New Yorkers,” he said

Wolf worked for the Cuomo administration from 2019 to 2021 as a senior policy advisor.

He also recently worked as the re-election campaign manager for Montgomery County Councilman Sidney Katz, who had spoken to him on the Friday night before his death, the publication reported.

‘I spoke to his wife… and I mean, it’s just heartbreaking. There is no other way to say it. It’s just absolutely heartbreaking,’ he said.

The Lyft driver had picked up Wolf and his five friends in Dewey Beach and was meant to take them to their destination of Bethany Beach.

The crash happened south of Anchor Way on Coastal Highway (Route 1) at about 1:44 a.m., police said.

Wolf died on the spot, they confirmed.

In a statement, Lyft said it was “heartbroken by the incident.”

A spokesman said: ‘Our hearts are with Mr Wolf’s loved ones at this incredibly difficult time and we have contacted the applicant to offer our support.

‘We have permanently removed the driver from the Lyft community and are in contact with law enforcement to assist in their investigation.’

It is unclear whether the police have tracked down the driver.

A GoFundMe page has been set up by the family’s neighbors following Wolf’s tragic death – as it paid tribute to the man who ‘always had a smile on his face’.

It read: ‘Sid always had a smile on his face and was a great husband, father, friend and neighbor to so many of us. We hope to raise enough funds so that Lindsey now does not have to worry about household expenses.

‘The family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude for the tremendous outpouring of support from their friends and loved ones during this time.’

The 43-year-old lived in Gaithersburg, Maryland, with his family.

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Ex-Cuomo staffer dies after being hit by car on freeway while ordering from Lyft

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