C.R.A.S.H. Team

The CRASH Team was created by Sheriff Ed Graybeal in January 2006 due to the volume of automobile crashes and complaints of speeding vehicles in the county.

CRASH is an acronym for Collision Reconstruction And Safe Highways.

The CRASH Team along with Patrol personnel investigates collisions which includes injury related crashes and fatalities.

There is a total 10 officers and support personnel assigned to the CRASH Team:

Lt R. Wines Lt E. Graybeal III Sgt R. Gent
Sgt L. Cross Ptl L. Ratliff Inv J. Taylor
Inv W. Rhodes Inv T. Moore
Support Staff
Rick Hawkins Wes Ford

All of which received a minimum of 280 hours of Crash Investigation Courses and all are certified crash reconstructionists.



Sergeants Wines and Sergeant Graybeal discuss the markings on the road with Officer Gent
Sergeants Wines and Sergeant Graybeal discuss the markings on the road with Officer Gent
Officer Gent places a prism in place for a measurement
Officer Gent places a prism in place for a measurement
Officer Gent places a prism in place for a measurement
Traffic Accident Reconstruction
Traffic Accident Reconstruction
Officer Gent and Rick Hawkins places a prism in place for a measurement
Officer Gent places a prism in place for a measurement
Markings painted on the road indicating the Point of impact for vehicle 1 in a traffic accident reconstruction
Markings painted on the road indicating different points of interest for vehicles involved in a traffic accident reconstruction
The laser and angle encoder for traffic reconstruction