Hyde County Sheriff who responded to Ravnsborg’s fatal crash dies

Ravnsborg Car

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The sheriff who responded to the scene of a fatal car crash caused by South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg last year has died.

The Hyde County Sheriff’s Office and the South Dakota Sheriffs Association confirmed the death of Sheriff Mike Volek, but were unable to provide more details.

Volek was 69. He had served as sheriff for 22 years.

Volek responded to Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg’s 911 call late on Sept. 12, 2020. At the time, Ravnsborg said he thought he hit an animal along a rural stretch of highway near Highmore.

Ravnsborg pleaded no contest to two misdemeanor charges in August.

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