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South Dakota AG Involved in Fatal Car Crash, Initially Reported He Hit a Deer

South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg struck and killed a pedestrian on Saturday night but reported that he hit a deer instead. Ravnsborg told the Hyde County Sheriff's Office that he was uninjured after hitting a deer on the highway at about 10:30 PM CT on Saturday. However, the body of 55-year-old Joseph Boever was discovered early Sunday morning. 

An investigation overseen by Cabinet Secretary for the South Dakota Department of Public Safety Craig Price has been launched. "We are currently working the investigation as referenced by Governor Noem in Hyde County," said Price. "South Dakota Highway Patrol routinely investigates fatality crashes across our state and we will handle this as we would any other fatal crash."

"The Office of the Attorney General extends our deepest sympathy and condolences to the family of Mr. Boever. The Attorney General, and our office, are cooperating fully with the ongoing investigation of this event and will continue to do so," Price continued. 

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