Ex-trooper tied to crash that killed Uhl sisters seeks license for fifth time
By Stephanie Baumer
By Brendan Marks
The Illinois Court of Claims has awarded the Uhl family $8 million after two teens were killed by a state trooper. By KMOV Web Producer
The Illinois Court of Claims has awarded the Uhl family $8 million after Jessica and Kelli Uhlwere killed by a state trooper. By KMOV Web Producer
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.