Jessica Uhl http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Texting Can Wait - Collinsville Woman, St. Louis Co. Police Working Together To Save Lives http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/texting-can-wait-collinsville-woman-st-louis-co-police-working-together-save-lives <p>It’s not unusual to see people driving who are talking on the phone, texting, eating or putting on makeup.</p><p>Multiple studies show that such activity is as distracting as consuming alcohol and impedes a driver’s ability to drive safely.&nbsp; In 2010, 3,331 people were killed in distracted driving accidents.</p> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 22:07:46 +0000 Alex Heuer, Mary Edwards & Don Marsh 27364 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Texting Can Wait - Collinsville Woman, St. Louis Co. Police Working Together To Save Lives Illinois Road Renamed To Honor Uhl Sisters Killed In Crash http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/illinois-road-renamed-honor-uhl-sisters-killed-crash <p>A four-mile stretch of Interstate 64 between Mascoutah and O’Fallon, Ill., was renamed the Jessica and Kelli Uhl Memorial Highway this morning.</p><p>Jessica and Kelli Uhl were killed in a car crash the day after Thanksgiving in 2007. The sisters were hit head on by former Illinois state trooper Matt Mitchell when he crossed a median and slammed into their car at over 120 miles per hour. Mitchell was reportedly responding to an accident while using his in-car computer and making a personal call on his cell phone.</p> Mon, 15 Oct 2012 19:23:34 +0000 Tina Eaton 5397 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Illinois Road Renamed To Honor Uhl Sisters Killed In Crash