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State Patrol To Utilize Drones In Accident Response

State police plan to reduce crash-response times via cutting-edge aerial drone technology. During a presentation yesterday, Nebraska Governor Pete Rickets and NSP Captain John Boduc said efforts to expand the state's drone-mapping program would enhance troopers' ability to mitigate road closures following an accident. Using a cutting-edge digital-mapping process, the drones reportedly will be able to reconstruct elements of a crash scene, which proponents say would minimize post-accident road closures. The resulting data would also be available for use in post-crash investigations.