Former Trooper Apologizes To Family For Fatal Accident, Wants Driver’s License

MT. VERNON, IL (KTVI)– The former Illinois trooper whose reckless driving killed two sisters, apologizes to her family for the first time.

It came at a hearing to determine if he can get his driver’s license reinstated.

Matt Mitchell lives in Texas now, but he can’t get a license there unless he gets his revoked license back in Illinois.

Mitchell is on probation after pleading guilty in 2010 to reckless homicide in the deaths of Kelli and Jessica Uhl.

During Thursday’s hearing at the Secretary of State’s office in Mt. Vernon, Mitchell admitted some responsibility for the accident and asked the family of Kelli and Jessica Uhl for forgiveness.

Under Illinois law, a person whose license is revoked can ask to have it re-instated after two years. Mitchell lost his license in May 2010.

It can take up to 90 days to get a decision, though it usually happens much faster.