South Dakota AG involved in deadly crash after GOP event

South Dakota AG involved in deadly crash after GOP event

South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg was involved in a fatal car crash over the weekend, Gov. Kristi Noem said.

The governor told reporters during a Sunday press conference that the accident in Hyde County occurred at about 10:30 PM Saturday on Highway 14, just west of Highmore, the Argus Leader reports.

“There was a fatality,” Noem said during the three-minute briefing. “Law enforcement is working on identifying the deceased and notifying the family.”

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Additional details, including how many vehicles were involved and whether alcohol factored into the crash, were not immediately released, the newspaper reports.

Ravnsborg, a Republican who was elected in 2018, said in a statement following Noem’s press conference that he was “shocked and filled with sorrow” in the aftermath of the deadly wreck.

“As Governor Noem stated, I am fully cooperating with the investigation and I fully intend to continue to do so moving forward,” Ravnsborg said. “At this time I offer my deepest sympathy

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