Cop Drives 126mph While Texting, Kills Teen Girls

Everyone should be well aware of the dangers associated to talking on the phone while driving. But something that should be completely banned is using a cell phone to text or email while driving.

Sadly, despite this being illegal in many states, an Illinois state trooper wasn't practicing any semblance of common sense and ended up killing two teen girls and injuring another two.

Former Illinois State trooper Matt Mitchell was driving at 126 mph on Interstate 64 while emailing/texting his girlfriend on his phone. In his state, he crossed over the median and crashed head-on to another car, killing sisters Kelli and Jessica Uhl and injuring Kelly and Christine Marler, of Fayetteville. Mitchell sustained severe injuries to his leg.

Mitchell was suspended with pay for two years on his $68,000 annual salary. After pleading guilty to criminal charges, Mitchell resigned from the state police. His guilty plea landed him 30 months probation.

Now Mitchell is filing for worker's compensation, which could result in him receiving tens of thousands of taxpayer dollars, which are non-taxable.

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  • If this is true, vomit.
  • Civilian "breaks the law" and rolls slowly through a stop sign and does nothing dangerous to hurt anybody = $200 fine.

    Cop "breaks the law" and texts while driving and kills 2 people = two years of paid vacation.

    On the bright side, at least the families can get some justice and sue the cop and take that worker's compensation check from him, for he surely does not deserve a penny of it.
  • Geeze, government employee's get it all "2yrs with pay" and "worker's compensation"
    I guess killing people pays in the eyes of the government ...
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  • If this is true, vomit.
  • I believe this happened years ago - I think the news here is that he's now seeking compensation.
  • Wow, i cant imagine being the parents of those kids.
    Or what it would be like to pay such a huge price for a mistake.

    Sad story all around.
    (Ignore texts while driving FFS)