Fire & Explosions



Robert S. McKinzie
16012 Metcalf Ave.
Suite 300
Stilwell, Kansas 66085
(913) 851-5831 (Work), (913) 851-5832 (Fax)
rsmck@rsmck.com
  • E X P E R I E N C E
    Kansas Highway Patrol Sergeant Troop A, Kansas City 1981 to 12-99
  • Accident Reconstruction Specialist
  • Served as the primary instructor of accident investigation at the Patrol academy, in Salina from 1987 through 1989
  • Advanced Accident Investigation Instructor 1993
  • Commercial Vehicle Accident Reconstruction Instructor 1993
  • Computer Aided Drafting for Accident Reconstruction, for the National Transportation Safety Board 1993
  • Advanced Accident Reconstruction with Micro Computers 1994
  • State Accident Reconstruction Coordinator for KHP's
  • Critical Highway Accident Response Team
  • Accident Reconstruction Coordinator
  • Retired Sergeant

TEEX, Adjunct Instructor Texas A&M College Station Texas 1995 to 2002
Primary Instructor, Advanced Scene Investigation using Forensic Mapping and CAD
Co-instructor, Advanced Commercial Vehicle Collision Reconstruction


McKinzie & Associates, L.L.C. Policy Statement Olathe, Kansas 66061 1990 to Present

McKinzie & Associates is dedicated to providing an accurate technical analysis of motor vehicle collisions, based on credible data. The most modern techniques in accident reconstruction; Total Station Forensic Mapping, computer aided drafting, Crash 3, PC-Crash Simulations, Rectec, VC4000DA-DX dynamometer data acquisition performance computer, Stalker Radar, Performance Time Traps and the Gooch C.V. Brake analyzer are utilized to document evidence and substantiate the case. Finally, a professional courtroom presentation can include simple to understand analysis of the collision and reconstruction process, color scale drawings, or real time animation.

Investigated / reconstructed over 3100 motor vehicle collisions as of January 27, 2015.

Expert Witness Appearances
Mr. McKinzie has testified over 150 times as an expert in Forensic Mapping, Commercial Vehicle Operation, and Accident Reconstruction, in State and Federal courts.

For a list of Expert Witness Appearances click here.

 

E D U C A T I O N

 

For a complete list of Eduction click here.

P R O F E S S I O N A L

October, 1987 Granted membership, Illinois Association of Technical Accident Investigators

November, 1987 Award for Outstanding Service on Catastrophic Car Wrecks, presented by the Kansas Bar Association

April 1987 Authored the KHP guidelines for Accident Reconstruction

July, 1987 Granted membership with the International Association of Accident Reconstruction Specialist

1987-89 Primary Instructor, Acc. Invest. Kansas Highway Patrol Training Academy

January, 1990 Granted membership with the National Association of Professional Accident Reconstruction Specialist

April 1991 Instructor A / R course for the Kansas Motor Carrier Association

September, 1991 Granted membership with the Society of Accident Reconstructionists

January, 1993 Granted membership with the Midwest Association of Technical Accident Investigators

Primary Instructor of Advanced Accident Investigation for the Kansas Highway Patrol Academy

April 1994 State Accident Reconstruction Coordinator, KHP

January 1995, Instructor Forensic Mapping, Suffolk, Nassau Co. PD, New York State Police, Long Island NY

June 1995, Instructor, Accident Assessment for Administrators Greyhound Inc.

August 1995 Instructor, Advanced Commercial Vehicle Accident Reconstruction, TEEX, Texas A&M University

November 1995, Primary Instructor, Advanced Scene Investigation using Forensic Mapping & CAD, TEEX, Texas A&M University

March 1996, Instructor, Forensic Mapping for Accident Reconstruction with CAD. Nebraska State Patrol Academy Nebraska State Patrol, Lincoln NE

April 1996, Instructor, Advanced Commercial Vehicle Accident Reconstruction, South Carolina Highway Patrol, TEEX Texas A&M University

February 1997, Granted membership into the Society of Automotive Engineers

June 1997, Instructor, Forensic Mapping; Tampa Police Department Tampa, FL

Sept. 1997, Lecturer Forensic Mapping; IATAI, Arlington Heights, IL

April, 1998 Lecturer, Accident Reconstruction 80th Annual KS. Transportation Engineering Conference
Kansas State University

May, 1998 Lecturer, Expert Panel, New Technology Annual Training Conference, (MATAI) Midwest Association of Technical Accident Investigators
Kansas City, Missouri

Sept. 1998 Lecturer Ill. Assoc. of Tech. Acc. Invest.
Team approach to Catastrophic Highway Incidents Field demonstrations on C.V. brake analysis
Springfield Ill.

October, 1998 Lecturer Texas A&M, TEEX, CRASH 98
Documentation of Crush damage Forensic Modeling W/a Total Station George Bush Presidential Conference Center
College Station, TX

December, 1998 Project Coordinator, Senior Reconstructionist
Concluded a five year study of commercial Vehicle fatal crashes in Kansas. A cause analysis Identified the probable cause and contributing factors. Report for US-DOT, FHA, OMC, KHP

June, 1999 Panelist, Digital Camera Panel, Highway Innovative Technology Evaluation Center Civil Engineering Research Foundation Washington, DC

August 1999, Primary Instructor, Advanced Scene Investigation using Forensic Mapping & CAD, Florida Highway Patrol

February 2000, Primary Instructor, Advanced Scene Investigation using Forensic Mapping & CAD, Missouri State Highway Patrol

April 2000, Primary Instructor, Forensic Mapping Massachusetts State Police

April 2000, Granted membership with the Texas Association of Accident Reconstruction Specialists

August 2001, Appointed to the International Advisory Committee CIRIL, conference Birmingham England

February 2002, Primary Instructor, Heavy Commercial Vehicle Crash Reconstruction, Royal New Zealand Police College, Wellington NZ

August 2002, Instructor, Heavy Commercial Vehicle Braking
Block instruction, Reconstruction Technology with Micro Computers
Cocoa Beach FL

 

December 2002, Instructor, Commercial Vehicle Collision Reconstruction II
Missouri Highway Patrol, Major Crash Teams, Kansas Highway Patrol, Critical Highway Accident Response Teams, Kansas City Missouri, Traffic Homicide Unit

 

December 2002, Instructor Forensic Mapping, Anchorage Police Department, Anchorage Alaska

 

Licensed Private Investigator, Arkansas, Kansas

 

June 2003, Granted membership, American Society for Law Enforcement Training


June 2004, What is Forensic Mapping, Texas Div. International Association for Identification


July 2004, US law Enforcement Conference, Washington DC, Forensic Mapping of Major Catastrophic Events


June 2005, Presenter MapScenes Annual Conference, Las Vegas NV, Forensic Mapping Validation & Expert Witness/Mapping applications to the Judicial System


June 2005, Presenter , Midwest Association of Technical Accident Investigators, annual conference, Rapid City SD, Diesel Engine - Electronic Control Module data extraction and interruption


June 2005, Adjunct Instructor, North American Transportation Management Institute


Motor Fleet Accident Investigation, Advanced Accident Investigation, Reconstruction

 

July 2005, Primary Instructor, Forensic Mapping w/ MapScenes 2006 and EVR 3.0
Instructors class for Micro Survey, West Bank British Columbia, CA


September 2005, Presenter, Illinois Association of Technical Accident Investigators, 2005 Annual conference, Diesel Engine – Electronic Control Module data extraction and interruption

 

Dynamic testing and validation.


January 2006, Instructor, REC-TEC Technology course. Topic, Heavy Truck Brakes, Brake Efficiency, Electronic Control Modules, data extraction and analysis. Orlando Florida


February 2006, Instructor, Missouri State Highway Patrol, Major Crash Team training. Electronic Control Module data extraction and analysis. Jefferson City, FL


April 2006 Instructor, , Ministry of Internal Affairs - Police Academy - Police College, Zagreb Police Department, Forensic Mapping Republic of Croatia, Zagreb Croatia


June 2006 Guest Lecturer, Roadside Investigations / Forensic Mapping, First Russian American Accident Reconstruction Training Seminar,
Saint Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Department of International Education and Cooperation, Saint Petersburg Russia

 

June 2007 Guest Lecturer, Second Russian American Accident Reconstruction Training Seminar and Practical Crash Tests, Saint Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Department of International Education and Cooperation, Saint Petersburg Russia


September 2007 Guest Lecturer, Illinois Association of Technical Accident Investigators, Forensic Mapping Systems, Application Time. Bloomington IL


June 2008 Guest Lecturer, Third Russian American Accident Reconstruction Training Seminar and Practical Crash Tests, Saint Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Department of International Education and Cooperation, Saint Petersburg Russia


Sept, 2008 Guest Lecturer, 22nd Annual Traffic Crash Reconstruction Conference. Illinois Association of Technical Accident Investigators, Second Division Commercial Vehicles; Super Loads, reconstructing heavy vehicle CG positions; Vehicle stability and roll over dynamics


Sept, 2009 Guest Lecturer, 23rd Annual Traffic Crash Reconstruction Conference. Illinois Association of Technical Accident Investigators, Call to Court, Scene Documentation methodology, collection, analysis, technical drawings and demonstrative exhibits


Feb. 2010 Lead Instructor, Forensic Mapping, Queensland Police Department, Queensland Police Services Academy, Brisbane Australia


Feb. 2010, Guest Lecturer, Queensland Police Service Forensic Science Unit. History of Forensic Mapping, 2010 and beyond


Aug. 2010, Lead Instructor, Post Blast / Arson Forensic Mapping, ATF – National Response Teams. Sokkia North America


July 2012, Appointed to the Board of Directors, ACTAR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sept. 2012 Guest Lecturer Cutting Economic Cost of Road Crashes. Russian Accident Reconstruction Training Seminar, Saint Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Department of International Education and Cooperation, Saint Petersburg Russian Federation


September, 2012 Appointed to the Governing Board of Directors Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction Representing the Illinois Association of Technical Accident Investigation


April 2013 Member Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International

 

January 2014, Member American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing

 

 

P U B L I S H E D

Forensic Mapping Systems and Data Analysis Comparison
World Reconstruction Exhibition 2000 Texas A&M College Station TX R.S. McKinzie Sept. 2000

Friction Values of Sliding Commercial Vehicles vs. Autos
World Reconstruction Exhibition 2000 Texas A&M College Station TX
David Stopper, Texas A&M-TEEX, Instructor
Steve McKinzie, Texas A&M-TEEX, Instructor
Chris Voeglie, National Transportation Safety Board
Ron Heusser, Engineering Accident Analysis
Sept. 2000


Cutting the Economic Cost of Major Crashes
Australian & South Pacific Association of Collision Investigators Adelaide Australia

RS McKinzie, John Ruller
March 2002

 

The Forensic Mapping Challenge
The ARC Network accidentreconstruction.com
February / March 2003

 

Insurance Fraud and False Reporting
Saint Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Department of International Education and Cooperation, Saint Petersburg Russia
June 2007

 

Forensic Mapping Application Time
Illinois Association of Technical Accident Investigators, annual Seminar Bloomington, IL
September 2007

 

Forensic Mapping; The History of Cartography
University of Chicago Press
September 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


P E R S O N A L

Single, 5 children, 3 grandchildren

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