No license for ex-trooper blamed in deadly crash

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MOUNT VERNON, Ill. (AP) - State officials are rejecting a third request for a license by a former Illinois State Police trooper who's blamed for a 2007 freeway crash that killed two sisters in southwestern Illinois.
   
The Belleville News-Democrat reports Secretary of State Jesse White on Thursday shot down Matt Mitchell's latest bid to get his driving privileges restored.
   
White's spokesman says Mitchell hadn't "satisfactorily accepted responsibility for his conduct."
   
Mitchell can apply for a re-instated license every three months.
   
Authorities say Mitchell was driving more than 120 mph and using his cellphone on Interstate 64 east of St. Louis when his car crossed the median and slammed into a car occupied by two Collinsville sisters. The girls, ages 18 and 13, died.
   
Mitchell later pleaded guilty to reckless homicide and received probation.

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