Should trooper who killed 2 sisters on I-64 get license back?

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by Ruella Rouf / KMOV.com

KMOV.com

Posted on July 29, 2014 at 4:00 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jul 29 at 5:29 PM

(KMOV.com) – An Illinois State Trooper who was the source of a southwestern Illinois freeway crash is attempting to gain his driving privileges back for a fifth time.

The hearing for Matt Mitchell will take place on August 13 in Mount Vernon. Mitchell lost his drivers license since he crashed his cruiser in O’Fallon, killing Collinsville teenagers Jessica and Kelli Uhl in 2007.

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Mitchell had been driving more than 120 mph at the time and using his cellphone and computer. He pleaded guilty to reckless homicide and received probation.

In May, the mother of the Uhl sisters talked to News 4.

“In all of these hearings, no facts have changed really. Nothing really substantial has changed from the first time that he appeals until now,” said the mother of the Uhl sisters. She will be at the August hearing and said she will do everything possible so that Mitchell never gets his license back.

Mitchell can re-apply every three months.

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