Ex-trooper tied to crash that killed Uhl sisters seeks license for fifth time

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by Associated Press and KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on March 26, 2014 at 7:31 AM

Updated Wednesday, Mar 26 at 6:05 PM

MOUNT VERNON, Ill. -- Former Illinois State Trooper Matt Mitchell, who lost his driving privileges after causing a crash that killed two Collinsville sisters, is asking for a fifth time to get his license reinstated.

The Belleville News-Democrat reports Mitchell will have a hearing on his latest request May 20 in Mount Vernon.

Mitchell was working as a state trooper in 2007 when he was driving more than 120 mph and using his cellphone and computer when his car crossed the median on Interstate 64 east of St. Louis and slammed into a car.

That vehicle’s occupants, Jessica and Kelli Uhl, died at the scene.

Mitchell later pleaded guilty to reckless homicide and received probation.

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