Ex-trooper tied to fatal crash seeks license again

MOUNT VERNON, Ill. (AP) - A former Illinois state trooper who lost his driving privileges after causing a southwestern Illinois freeway crash that killed two sisters is asking for a fifth time to get his license reinstated.

The Belleville News-Democrat (http://bit.ly/1do0km3 ) reports Matt 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, Collinsville sisters ages 18 and 13, died at the scene.

Mitchell later pleaded guilty to reckless homicide and received probation.


Information from: Belleville News-Democrat, http://www.bnd.com

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