Former Illinois State Trooper Who Killed Two Sisters in Crash Demands Compensation

Kelli and Jessica Uhl were killed in the November 2007 accident cause by former Illinois State Trooper Matt Mitchell.

Mitchell, who was responding to another accident, was driving at 126mph through busy traffic on Interstate 64 while sending and receiving emails and talking to his girlfriend on his mobile phone. He crossed the median and hit a car carrying four girls head on, killing two of the girls and injuring the other two.

Mitchell is now asking the state to compensate him for his injuries. Mitchell was suspended for nearly two years after the accident, but still drew his $68,000 annual salary.

He pleaded guilty to reckless homicide and reckless driving in exchange for for a sentence of 30 months probation. He also resigned from the Illinois State Police.

Taxpayers could face a bill of hundreds of thousands of dollars if Mitchell wins the case.

Illinois Trooper who killed two sisters in 126mph crash as he sent emails and talked on the phone demands compensation,, September 22, 2010

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