Mother shares story of daughters’ deaths, warns against distracted driving

Posted at 8:03 PM, Apr 02, 2014

SANDY, Utah – The mother of two teenage girls who were killed by a distracted Illinois trooper who was going 126 mph while talking on his cellphone and using his computer spoke to Utah officers Wednesday about the dangers of distracted driving.

Kimberly Schlau of Lebanon, Illinois, spoke at the Zero Fatalities Safety Summit in Sandy, and she shared the details of her tragic story in both words and images.

Schlau shares her story in order to give police personnel and citizens a personal connection with the dramatic consequences distracted driving can have.

See the video above for more from Schlau, and click here to visit the Zero Fatalities website for Utah.