Mother of sisters killed in crash with trooper gives emotional interview

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Posted on October 5, 2010 at 11:06 AM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 5 at 12:29 PM

(KMOV) -- The mother of two Collinsville, Illinois sisters who were killed in a crash appeared on “Inside Edition” on Monday night.
 
Kim Schlau, the mother of Jessica and Kelly Uhl, gave a very emotional interview on the show.
 
The Uhl sisters were killed three years ago in a crash involving an Illinois State Trooper.
 
Prosecutors say just before the crash, Trooper Matt Mitchell was talking on his cell phone and emailing on his laptop while driving 126 miles an hour.
 
Schlau says she hopes to save lives by sharing her family's story and her daughter's pictures with police recruits. She says she wants to make sure that when those recruits become officers, they think of her daughters and the consequences of their actions as police officers.
 
Schlau also hopes to change police policy and require that they use hands free phones.

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