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Minnesota State Trooper Dion Pederson photographs a crash scene to reconstruct why it occurred. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

State Trooper reconstructs accidents to get answers

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Dion Pederson has tiptoed to many doorsteps in the dead of night. There's usually no need for his carefully rehearsed speech. Just his presence at that hour tells the family inside that a loved one that isn't home yet isn't coming home - ever.


That's one of the worst parts of his job as a Minnesota State Trooper. That and coming upon an accident scene where the occupants of a vehicle have been ejected and he finds deceased toddlers still strapped in their car seats.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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