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Crash Investigation

Motor vehicle crash investigation and reconstruction is essential to keep safe-driving issues in the forefront and to remind drivers of the importance of current traffic laws. Detailed descriptions, remarks, recommendations and other pertinent information may result from crash investigation and reconstruction efforts, all of which are used to prevent future crashes, injuries and fatalities in Virginia.

Virginia Multidisciplinary Crash Investigation Team

DMV’s Virginia Multidisciplinary Crash Investigation Team (VMCIT) investigates and reports on how crashes are the result of driver, vehicle, and environmental factors interacting in a variety of ways.

Crash Investigation and Reconstruction Training

The Virginia Highway Safety Office is pleased to offer classes in crash investigation and reconstruction. Available courses are:

For more information, contact Steve Williams at

Archived Crash Investigation Reports

A multi-disciplinary team of investigators sponsored by VCU has studied typical crashes and prepared a series of reports detailing their findings. Archived copies of these reports are available for viewing.