Major Crash Investigation Unit Criteria
- Crashes involving multiple occupants, one or more vehicles, and results
in one 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:
- Has a GVWR or combined GVWR of 26,001 pounds or more.
- Is designed to transport 16 or more passengers including the driver.
- 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.