The Attorney General of South Dakota, Jason Revsborg, was involved in a car accident that left one person dead on Saturday night, Gov. Christie Noam said Sunday evening, with authorities investigating the accident.
In a brief news conference, Ms. Noam said, “The Attorney General was involved in an accident while driving on Highway 14 west of Hyde County.” “There was a fatality, and law enforcement is working on identifying the deceased and informing the family.”
Ms. Noam said the South Dakota Highway Patrol would run the investigation, and Craig Price, the head of the state’s Department of Public Safety, would report it to the governor. The governor and attorney general are both Republicans.
Mr Price had some details to share at the Sunday night news conference. “Highway petrol regularly checks fatal accidents in our state, and we will handle it as we will prevent any other fatal accident,” he said.
Mr Revsborg said in a statement that he was “shocked and filled with grief” after the accident. “As stated by Governor Noam, I am fully cooperating in the investigation and I fully intend to move forward. At this time I express my deepest condolences and condolences to the family. “
A spokesman for Mr. Ravensburg said he was returning from there A South Dakota Republican Party incident, Lincoln Day Dinner in Redfield, at the time of the accident, and he called 911 “around 10:24 a.m. and informed authorities that he had hit something.”
The Sioux Falls Argus leader killed a man named 55-year-old Joe Boever, citing his cousin Victor Nemec. Mr. Nemec said that Mr. Bower was apparently walking on the side of the road shortly after hitting a hay bale with his truck. When he was not at home the next morning, the family contacted authorities. The newspaper said Mr. Ravensburg told the Hyde County Sheriff’s Office that he thought he had killed the deer.