Jessica and Kelli Uhl Memorial Highway 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 Resolution names portion of I-64 after Uhl sisters http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/resolution-names-portion-i-64-after-uhl-sisters <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="350" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" scrolling="no" src="https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msa=0&amp;msid=208954619287785456203.0004c019bea572267ab6e&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;t=m&amp;ll=38.567764,-89.831085&amp;spn=0.093952,0.145912&amp;z=12&amp;iwloc=0004c019d42bcd0396f8f&amp;output=embed" width="425"></iframe><br /><small>View <a href="https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msa=0&amp;msid=208954619287785456203.0004c019bea572267ab6e&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;t=m&amp;ll=38.567764,-89.831085&amp;spn=0.093952,0.145912&amp;z=12&amp;iwloc=0004c019d42bcd0396f8f&amp;source=embed" style="color:#0000FF;text-align:left">Interstate 64</a> in a larger map</small></p><p>In &nbsp;2007,&nbsp;Jessica, 18, and Kelli, 13, Uhl, formerly of Collinsville, Ill. were killed when their vehicle was struck by an Illinois State Police vehicle traveling at an estimated 126 miles per hour down Interstate 64.</p><p> Tue, 15 May 2012 21:32:12 +0000 Kelsey Proud 3702 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org