South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg (R) has released a statement following his Saturday evening highway car crash, which he initially believed involved him hitting a deer-like figure but actually involved him hitting a person, according to authorities.
In the Monday evening statement, Ravnsborg said he had initially declined to comment on the case, but decided to release a statement after “rumors and stories,” which he said don’t represent “a full and factual account of what happened,” began to circulate online.
According to Ravnsborg, he was leaving a fundraiser when his car “struck something that I believed to be a large animal (likely a deer).” He promptly pulled over and called 9-1-1, and inspected the scene while the sheriff arrived.
One the sheriff arrived, said Ravnsborg, neither of them suspected a person had been hit with the car. Because the attorney general’s car was undrivable, and a tow truck would have taken over an hour to arrive, the two