This week, 70 vehicles crashed within seconds of each other near Ames during a snowstorm. On this edition of River to River , Ben Kieffer talks with accident reconstruction coordinator, Sgt. Chris Starrett of the Iowa State Patrol, about the work of investigating a pile up. Other conversations this hour include: IPR’s Joyce Russell with a legislative update; IPR’s Katarina Sostaric on the manslaughter verdict in Iowa’s first “stand your ground” case; new research at the University of Iowa that aims to forecast flu outbreaks with smart thermometers; Iowa State University economist Dave Swenson on why Proctor and Gamble is shedding 500 jobs in Iowa City; and IPR Studio One hosts, Tony Dehner and Mark Simmet, talk about the latest in Iowa music news.
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Accident Reconstructionist on Winter Driving: "Slow down, pay attention, and don't follow too close"