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Trooper Tries To Get DL Back For 5th Time

Wed, 26 Mar 2014 07:52:38 CDT
By: 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. Matt Mitchell will have a hearing on his latest request May 20. As a state trooper in November 2007 Mitchell 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. The vehicle's occupants, two sisters ages 18 and 13, died at the scene. Mitchell later pleaded guilty to reckless homicide and received probation.

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