Serious Traffic Accident Reconstruction (STAR)

Accident scene involving two vehicles.The Kenton County Police Department's Serious Traffic Accident Reconstruction Team (STAR) is a full functioning collision reconstruction unit that provides assistance to all Kenton County communities. The STAR team is called out on serious and fatal traffic collisions to help determine the cause, identify any contributing factors, and also file criminal charges if appropriate.

The team specializes in the identification, preservation, collection, and documentation of evidence located at any collision scene. Members of the STAR team provide assistance to outside agencies which may range from taking responsibility for the full-scale collision investigations or to simply providing technical support and specialized equipment.

In 2020 the STAR team responded to sixteen (16) total callouts. The callouts included six (6) fatal collisions and ten (10) serious or critical injury collisions.