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South Dakota investigators: AG reported hitting deer, man's body found next day

South Dakota investigators: AG reported hitting deer, man's body found next day

STEPHEN GROVES, Associated Press
Updated: September 14, 2020 01:50 PM

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota investigators says that Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg reported hitting a deer with his car on Saturday night but actually killed a pedestrian whose body was not found until the next day.

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Ravnsborg’s office has said he immediately called 911 after the accident. The Department of Public Safety said Monday only that he told the Hyde County Sheriff’s Office that he had hit a deer and did not say whether he reported the crash in a 911 call.

The man was identified as 55-year-old Joseph Boever. He was not found until Sunday morning. 

Ravnsborg's office said he had not been drinking before he was involved in the crash.

His spokesman says Ravnsborg was driving from a Republican fundraiser in Redfield to his home in Pierre on Saturday night when he was involved in the crash on U.S. Highway 14. Ravnsborg immediately called 911.

He had been at a fundraising dinner hosted by the Spink County Republicans at Rooster’s Bar & Grill.

Bormann says that the attorney general is known to have an occasional drink, but has made it a practice not to drink at the Lincoln Day events.

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STEPHEN GROVES, Associated Press

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