Settlement reached in Uhl wrongful death lawsuit
SWANSEA, Ill. (KMOX) - There’s word of a multi-million dollar settlement in the wrongful death lawsuit against a former Illinois State Trooper.
Matt Mitchell was at the wheel of a squad car going 126 miles per hour when he lost control and crashed into a car on I-64 in November, 2007.
Two sisters in the other vehicle, Jessica and Kelli Uhl, were killed by the impact.
Last year, an attorney for the Uhl family filed suit seeking $46 million in damages.
The parents of the victims will meet with the media Wednesday afternoon at attorney Tom Keefe’s office in Swansea, where terms of the settlement are expected to be unveiled.
Mitchell resigned his position with the Illinois State Police last spring.
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