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South Dakota attorney general involved in fatal car crash initially reported he hit a deer

September 14, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

Jason Ravnsborg, South Dakota attorney general, speaks during a news conference outside the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. A group of 50 attorneys general opened a broad investigation into whether advertising practices of Alphabet Inc.'s Google violate antitrust laws. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

South Dakota's attorney general struck and killed a man while driving on Saturday night, a death that was discovered after he initially told police he had hit a deer, the South Dakota Department of Public Safety said Monday.

(CNN)South Dakota's attorney general struck and killed a man while driving on Saturday night, a death that was discovered after he initially told police he had hit a deer, the South Dakota Department of Public Safety said Monday.

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg had told the Hyde County Sheriff's Office that he was uninjured after hitting a deer on the highway at about 10:30 p. m. CT on Saturday, according to a release from the department of public safety.

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem said in a news conference Sunday that the South Dakota Highway Patrol will conduct an investigation of the collision, which will be overseen by Cabinet Secretary for the South Dakota Department of Public Safety Craig Price.

"The Office of the Attorney General extends our deepest sympathy and condolences to the family of Mr. Boever.

The Attorney General, and our office, are cooperating fully with the ongoing investigation of this event and will continue to do so," he said.

Ravnsborg, a Republican, was elected South Dakota attorney general in 2018, according to his office's website.

CNN has reached out to the attorney general for comment on the crash.

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