Mother of teens killed in crash talks to Carbondale police - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Mother of teens killed in crash talks to Carbondale police

Kim Schlau, of O'Fallon, Ill., had two teenage girls that were killed in a crash caused by a distracted Illinois trooper in 2007. Kim Schlau, of O'Fallon, Ill., had two teenage girls that were killed in a crash caused by a distracted Illinois trooper in 2007.
In the presentation, she talked about how the trooper was driving 126 mph and talking on his cell phone when he lost control of the car. In the presentation, she talked about how the trooper was driving 126 mph and talking on his cell phone when he lost control of the car.
He then crashed into a car with Schlau's two girls, Jessica and Kelli Uhl, in it and killed them. He then crashed into a car with Schlau's two girls, Jessica and Kelli Uhl, in it and killed them.
Schlau told her story to not only Carbondale Police Department, but dozens of other departments around the nation. Schlau told her story to not only Carbondale Police Department, but dozens of other departments around the nation.
She described the events and the aftermath with photos of her girls and the mangled vehicles. She described the events and the aftermath with photos of her girls and the mangled vehicles.
CARBONDALE, IL (KFVS) -

The Carbondale Police Department met with a woman Monday who gave a presentation on why it is important to pay attention while driving.

Kim Schlau, of O'Fallon, Ill., had two teenage girls that were killed in a crash caused by a distracted Illinois trooper in 2007.

In the presentation, she talked about how the trooper was driving 126 mph and talking on his cell phone when he lost control of the car. He then crashed into a car with Schlau's two girls, Jessica and Kelli Uhl, in it and killed them.

Schlau told her story to not only Carbondale Police Department, but dozens of other departments around the nation. She described the events and the aftermath with photos of her girls and the mangled vehicles.

Her mission is to prevent death and injuries to police officers and citizens by putting down the phone and other distractions while driving and concentrate on the road.

Schlau is also scheduled to talk with the Carbondale Police Department on December 18 and 20.

Copyright 2013 KFVS. All rights reserved.

  • Heartland NewsMore>>

  • Children & smartphones: What are the risks?

    Children & smartphones: What are the risks?

    Friday, February 23 2018 11:05 PM EST2018-02-24 04:05:38 GMT

    We are probably all guilty of not being about to put down the phone. And with kids getting their hands on them younger and younger, it is raising the concern of the health risks.  A recent survey by common sense media found nearly half of parents worry that their child is addiction to their cell phone. Mom Jackie Collins often worries about the amount of time her kids are spending glued to their phone. For her teenage son, it's almost like a full time job. "50 hours tot...

    We are probably all guilty of not being about to put down the phone. And with kids getting their hands on them younger and younger, it is raising the concern of the health risks.  A recent survey by common sense media found nearly half of parents worry that their child is addiction to their cell phone. Mom Jackie Collins often worries about the amount of time her kids are spending glued to their phone. For her teenage son, it's almost like a full time job. "50 hours tot...

  • Woman dead after car struck tree in Johnson Co., IL

    Woman dead after car struck tree in Johnson Co., IL

    Friday, February 23 2018 4:02 PM EST2018-02-23 21:02:04 GMT
    (Source: KFVS)(Source: KFVS)
    (Source: KFVS)(Source: KFVS)

    A 19-year-old woman is dead after her vehicle struck a tree.

    A 19-year-old woman is dead after her vehicle struck a tree.

  • Williamson County, IL crash injures 2

    Williamson County, IL crash injures 2

    Friday, February 23 2018 4:06 PM EST2018-02-23 21:06:11 GMT
    (Source: KFVS)(Source: KFVS)
    (Source: KFVS)(Source: KFVS)

    Several people were hurt after a crash in Williamson County, Illinois on Thursday, February 22. 

    Several people were hurt after a crash in Williamson County, Illinois on Thursday, February 22. 

Powered by Frankly