Police: Uber driver died after fight with passenger outside east Louisville hotel

Police: Uber driver died after fight with passenger outside east Louisville hotel

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - An argument between an Uber driver and passenger escalated to a deadly level.

The Uber driver died in the hospital after a fight outside the Courtyard Marriott Louisville East on Blairwood Road, off Hurstbourne Parkway at I-64.

His fiancé told WAVE 3 News his name was Michael Wallace. He had three children -- the youngest just 10-months-old.

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Police were called on Saturday, Aug. 4 around 6 p.m. to the hotel on the report of a person down, unresponsive.

When officers arrived, they discovered Wallace and the person who called the Uber had gotten into an argument which led to a physical altercation.

Emergency crews rushed Wallace to Baptist East Hospital. He died a few days later.

Police did not share what the fight was about. However, Wallace's fiancé said it was over the price of the ride.

She said he was driving five people and one of them was upset about the price. When he told them to get out if they didn't like the price, she said that's when the argument turned physical.

The Courtyard Marriott Louisville East doesn't have surveillance video. Police are looking for witnesses.

Officers are waiting for Wallace's cause of death before deciding whether or not to press charges.

An autopsy will be performed.

Until then, LMPD's Homicide Unit is investigating the case as a death investigation. Anyone with any information is asked to call the anonymous police tipline at 502-574-LMPD (5673).

Wallace's fiancé said he had been driving for Uber for three years. WAVE 3 News reached out to Uber for comment, but has not heard back.

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