Collinsville, Ill (KSDK) -- A stretch of Interstate 64 is a step closer to to being dedicated to the memory of Jessica and Kelli Uhl, two Collinsville sisters killed by former Illinois State Trooper Matt Mitchell in a crash in 2007.
The General Assembly passed the measure and it will go to Governor Pat Quinn.
Senate Joint Resolution 40 would rename the section of Interstate 64 between Exit 19A at Illinois Route 158 and Exit 23 at Illinois Route 4 as the Jessica and Kelli Uhl Memorial Highway. Signs or plaques would be placed along the road.
A temporary memorial has already been placed on Highway 158 in honor of Jessica and Kelli Uhl under the fatal accident memorial marker program. The memorial contains the names of the two girls and states "Reckless Driving Costs Lives," but the marker would be removed in less than two years without legislative action making the memorial permanent.