Kathy Moore Death – The Walkerton resident Kathy Moore, 61, has been confirmed by officials as the victim of the Friday morning collision close to North Liberty. The collision occurred on State Road 23 between New Road and Osborne Road at approximately 7:10 a.m. Police report that an SUV stopped for a school bus picking up pupils was struck in the back by a box truck. Moore, the SUV’s driver, was discovered dead when police arrived on the scene. Inside the car, she was by herself.
The team investigating the crash is called the St. Joseph County Fatal Crash Team (FACT). The box truck’s driver, an Indianapolis guy of 32 years old, is reportedly working with police.
Traffic Crash Reporting – Collection of Crash Data
The Traffic Crash Reporting Unit (TCRU) is responsible for the complete, accurate, and timely collection,
processing, and compilations of statewide traffic crash data. The TCRU maintains the TCRS database that
serves as the central repository for all traffic crash data for the State of Michigan as well as the Michigan
Crash Analysis Tool (Mi-CAT).
By law, all law enforcement agencies are required to submit qualifying crash reports to the Michigan State Police (MSP). The crash program has been in existence since Public Act 300 of 1949. All law enforcement agencies in
Michigan submit crash data to the MSP Criminal Justice Information Center (CJIC) utilizing the State of Michigan Traffic Crash Report (UD-10) format. The TCRU receives and processes approximately 315,000 crashes annually.
The data collected from the crash reports is used extensively by federal, state, and local traffic safety partners to identify traffic safety problems and support the state’s efforts to reduce crashes, fatalities, and injuries. Traffic crash data is geo located using the Traffic Crash Mapping System (TCMS) and is supplied to the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) for analysis of high crash locations.
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) also receives data for analysis of snowmobile, off-road vehicle (ORV), and car/deer crashes. Traffic crash reports are processed and sent to the Michigan Department of State (MDOS) to be applied to individual driving records. Fatal records are maintained on both the state system and the federal Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) which is supported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Kathy Moore’s obituary and funeral arrangements will be released by the family at a later date.
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