The Minnesota State Patrol this morning (10am) at West Metro District headquarters in Golden Valley is demonstrating new high-tech methods of investigating crashes:

They include drones and other equipment to assist crash reconstruction teams, which officials say find complicated answers to what caused a crash — not only how, but why.  They say what used to take troopers several hours at the crash scene can now been done in a fraction of that time, not only on the ground but from the sky — reducing safety hazards for first responders and the public, allowing roadways to re-open faster, and collecting superior evidence.  Officials say the new techniques give better answers to people who are wondering why a family member or friend was hurt or killed.