DEWEY BEACH, Del. - A ride-share turned tragic for a group of friends as a chaotic scene unfolded on a Delaware highway early Sunday morning.
Delaware State Police say the incident began when six friends hired a ride-share driver to pick them up around 1:44 a.m.
On their way to a home in Bethany Beach, a disagreement reportedly erupted between the group and the driver. The driver then stopped on Route 1 and demanded the group get out of the vehicle, according to police.
As the group exited the vehicle, police say a car hit one of the friends trying to avoid the ride-share vehicle. The victim, a 43-year-old man, was pronounced dead on the scene.
The driver told police he failed to see the pedestrian, but immediately pulled over after striking him. However, the ride-share driver fled in his vehicle, possible a white Honda Pilot.
The ride-share driver has yet to be identified., and Delaware police are investigating.
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The other five friends were not injured during the crash.
Anyone with information is asked to call Delaware State Police at 1-800-TIP-3333.