South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg (R) was distracted when he struck and killed a pedestrian with his car in September, Secretary of Public Safety Craig Price said on Monday.
Ravnsborg, who is in his first term after being elected in 2018, hit 55-year-old Joseph Boever the night of Sept. 12 with his Ford Taurus when Boever was walking along the side of the road. Ravnsborg initially called 911 to say he thought he’d hit a deer; he discovered Boever’s body the next day.
Boever was using some form of light and relatives believe he was walking to his truck, which he had crashed earlier, according to The Associated Press.
Price did not say what caused Ravnsborg to become distracted, the AP reported, or what kind of light Boever was using. An autopsy determined Boever’s