Victim identified in crash involving S.D. Attorney General
Officials release more details surrounding the Saturday incident
HIGHMORE, S.D. – The South Dakota Highway Patrol has identified the individual killed in a pedestrian-vehicle crash involving South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg Saturday night.
At around 10:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 12, Ravnsborg was driving a 2011 Ford Taurus westbound on U.S. Highway 14, one mile west of Highmore, when he struck a pedestrian. He contacted the Hyde County Sheriff’s Office and informed them that he had been involved in a car-deer crash. Ravnsborg was not injured.
The pedestrian’s body was discovered Sunday morning. He has been identified as 55-year-old Joseph Boever of Highmore.
Ravnsborg has released the following statement,
“I am shocked and filled with sorrow following the events of last night. As Governor Noem stated, I am fully cooperating with the investigation and I fully intend to continue do so moving forward. At this time I offer my deepest sympathy and condolences to the family.”
South Dakota’s Highway Patrol continue to investigate the crash. All information remains preliminary at this point.