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Washington State Patrol has new tool to investigate fatal wrecks

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WSP has a new tool when it comes to investigating major wrecks. WSP has a new tool when it comes to investigating major wrecks.
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The Washington State Patrol has been receiving feedback from drivers who are concerned about how long it takes detectives to investigate major/fatal collisions. WSP says these scenes need to be investigated thoroughly for those who are involved, but they also recognize that drivers want the roadways cleared as quickly as possible.

WSP has a new tool that helps us achieve both goals. Detective Krista Hedstrom explains how the Trimble Laser Scanner does the work traditionally done by detectives, but in about half the time and with only one operator. It scans items at the scene in order to recreate a 3-D version of the surrounding area which helps investigators determine the cause of the collision.

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