Man who struck cop on I-126 was Uber driver, lawyer says

-THE STATE, 5 JULY 2016, FEAT. PROF. JOE SEINER:

A driver who struck a Columbia cop on Interstate 126 in May was logged in to the Uber app at the time of the crash, according to the S.C. Department of Public Safety.

Lt. Kelley Hughes told The State on Tuesday that the driver – Jason Bigby, then 28 years old, of Columbia – was logged in to the ride-sharing app when he struck Pete Conklin, a 28-year-old officer with the Columbia Police Department. 

Conklin had stopped on the Broad River bridge May 24 during evening rush hour traffic to work the scene of an accident. He was out of his patrol car when he was hit by a passing vehicle. <Read More>