South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg said he actually discovered the body of the pedestrian he fatally struck Saturday night — when he returned to the scene a day later.
Ravnsborg, in a two-page statement issued late Monday, claimed he didn’t realize he hit Joe Boever, 55, on the side of Highway 14, and had assumed it was a deer until he returned back on Sunday morning.
The AG said the crash occurred as he was driving home from the Spink County Lincoln Day Dinner in Redfield around 9:15 p.m. He added he did not have any alcoholic beverages before during or after the event.
“I immediately called 911 to report the incident and [Hyde County Sheriff Mike Volek] came to the scene,” Ravnsborg said. “I looked around the vehicle in the dark and saw nothing to indicate what I had hit.
“At no time did either of us suspect that I had been involved in an accident with