Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White has been personally blocking efforts of a former state trooper to get his driver's license back after a deadly distracted driving crash. Former trooper Matt Mitchell has been repeatedly denied his license even though hearing officers have recommended that enough time has passed since the 2007 crash that killed two sisters.
Mitchell lost his license back in 2010 after pleading guilty to reckless homicide. Mitchell was driving 126 miles an hour on I-64, talking on his cell phone, and using his computer when his patrol car slammed into a vehicle carrying the two sisters. Kelli and Jessica Uhl of Collinsville, were both killed in the 2007 crash near O'Fallon.