South Carolina Student's Death Leads To Bill Requiring Uber, Lyft Signs
A bill has been introduced in the South Carolina Legislature to require Uber and Lyft drivers to have illuminated signs days after police say a college student mistakenly got into the wrong car and was kidnapped and killed.
House Speaker Jay Lucas immediately put the bill on the calendar for Wednesday to be debated.
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Rep. Seth Rose said the bill was in response to the Friday killing of 21-year-old University of South Carolina student Samantha Josephson.
Police say Josephson had ordered an Uber ride early Friday, but mistakenly got into a similar car driven by 24-year-old Nathaniel David Rowland.
Police say he killed Josephson with a sharp object and dumped her body.
Rowland skipped a first court appearance, and records do not show if he has a lawyer.