South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg is facing backlash after he reported hitting a deer with his car on Saturday night, when he actually hit and killed a pedestrian whose body was found the next day, according to state investigators.
According to Ravnsborg, while on a stretch of U.S. Highway 14 in his 2011 Ford Taurus, he called 911 immediately after the incident occurred and did not know that he had hit a man until the body was found.
In a statement provided Monday from the Department of Public Safety, it was made clear that Ravnsborg told the Hyde County Sheriff’s Office that he had hit a deer, but it remained unclear whether he called 911 to report the accident.
The deceased man who was struck by Ravnsborg’s car, 55-year-old Joseph Boever, was found on Sunday, a day after the collision occurred.
While the Department of Public Safety says its investigation into the