Major Crash Investigation Unit Criteria

  • Crashes involving three or more fatalities.
  • Patrol vehicle accidents with disabling injuries to any person.
  • School bus crashes involving one or more fatalities.
  • Fatal crashes involving a state government owned vehicle.
  • Fatal crashes involving felony charges related to the accident.
  • Any accident, when directed by the state accident reconstruction coordinator in the Field Operations Bureau.
  • Fatal crashes involving a commercial vehicle operated in commerce which meets one or more of the following:
    1. Has a GVWR or combined GVWR of 26,001 pounds or more.
    2. Is designed to transport 16 or more passengers including the driver.
    3. Was used to haul hazardous material (amount requiring placard).
  • Additionally, they respond to and complete a Technical Crash Investigation Supplement for all fatal crashes, excluding single-vehicle, single-occupant fatal collisions. The technical crash supplement may include:
      • Access and image of EDR data on support vehicles.
      • Photographs and photograph log of the crash scene and vehicles involved.
      • Scale diagram of crash scene and scene evidence.
      • Math calculations to support probable contributing circumstances.
      • Direction and support of the initial investigating officer for driver identification.