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Fatal boating crashes to be reconstructed

In a novel move, South Carolina state troopers who specialize in vehicle accident analysis are attempting to reconstruct a pair of May 1 boat collisions on Lake Murray in which four people died.

The effort to create a re-enactment of a crash on water using techniques common for those on roads is a first for South Carolina. Troopers are using computerized lasers on the damaged watercraft to make an animated reproduction of each collision, officials said. The images are loaded onto a computer and set in motion.

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