The new signs designating a portion of Interstate 64 between Mascoutah and O’Fallon, Ill. as the Jessica and Kellu Uhl Memorial Highway. The Uhl sisters were killed in a head-on crash with a former Illinois state trooper in 2007.
A four-mile stretch of Interstate 64 between Mascoutah and O’Fallon, Ill., was renamed the Jessica and Kelli Uhl Memorial Highway this morning.
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.