Sep 15, 2020 3:08 PM

SD Attorney General reported hitting deer but actually killed man whose body was found next day

Posted Sep 15, 2020 3:08 PM

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg says he realized he struck and killed a man on a rural stretch of highway only after returning to the scene the next day and discovering the body.

The state’s top law enforcement officer says he thought he had hit a deer while driving home from a Republican fundraiser on Saturday night.

Ravnsborg says he called 911 immediately after the crash on U.S. Highway 14.

Authorities have identified the victim as 55-year-old Joseph Boever.

The South Dakota State Patrol and the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation are investigating.

The South Dakota BCI is part of the attorney general’s office.