A resolution has passed the Illinois General Assembly would rename a portion of I-64 after two sisters who died on the highway in a violent crash several years ago. The resolution would rename the section between Routes 4 and 158 the Jessica and Kelli Uhl Memorial Highway. They were killed over the Thanksviving holiday in 2007.
Illinois State Representative Dwight Kay of Glen Carbon sponsored the bill.
Illinois State Trooper Matt Mitchell was involved in the collision that killed the sisters. He was reportedly traveling at 126 mph at the time of the collision, while sending an email and talking on his personal cell phone. Mitchell was charged with four felony counts and pled guilty to two counts of reckless homicide and two counts of aggravated reckless driving. State Senator Bill Haine of Alton sponsored the measure in the Senate. It now awaits action by the governor.