• Former state trooper agains seeks license reinstatement

    by  • March 26, 2014 • News

    A former Illinois state trooper who lost his driving privileges after causing a southwestern Illinois freeway crash that killed

    Matt Mitchell

    Matt Mitchell

    two sisters is asking for a fifth time to get his license reinstated.

    The Belleville News-Democrat 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.