Trooper Causes Fatal Crash, Wants Worker's Comp

By Dan Evon,  Newser User
Posted Sep 21, 2010 12:57 PM CDT
Promoted on Newser Sep 21, 2010 2:37 PM CDT
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(User Submitted) – A former Illinois state trooper guilty of causing a double-fatal crash in 2007 is applying for worker's compensation for the injuries he sustained in the wreck. Prosecutors say trooper Matt Mitchell was driving 126 mph down the highway while texting on his phone when he crashed into a car and killed two sisters. Mitchell pleaded guilty to reckless homicide in exchange for a sentence of 30 months' probation.

Now he wants worker's comp for his leg injuries. "This man has no shame," says the lawyer representing the two girls who died in the crash. "He has no shame when he files for worker’s compensation benefits.” Read the full article here or see more details at the Belleville News-Democrat.

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