October 29, 2020
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Officials: Man struck by South Dakota AG’s car died from ‘traumatic injuries’

Oct. 14 (UPI) — Officials in South Dakota have released the autopsy report of the pedestrian Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg struck with his vehicle last month, stating the man died of traumatic injuries.

South Dakota’s Public Safety Secretary Craig Price made the announcement Tuesday during a press conference on the investigation into the death of 55-year-old Joseph Boever.

Last month, Gov. Kristi Noem said an investigation had been opened into a crash on the night of Sept. 12 involving Ravnsborg that resulted in Boever’s death.

Ravnsborg told the public shortly after in a statement that he was driving home from a dinner during which he did not drink when he struck what he believed to be a deer and that he was the one to call the crash into the authorities. He also said he was the one to discover Boever’s body on inspecting the crash site the next day.

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Man struck by South Dakota AG’s car died from vehicle impact, initial autopsy confirms

Preliminary autopsy results confirmed the man struck by South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg’s car died of trauma from a pedestrian being hit by a vehicle, officials announced Tuesday.



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Ravnsborg said in a September statement that he called 911 and searched a ditch with Hyde County Sheriff Mike Volek using a cell phone flashlight after he believed he hit a large animal around 10:30 p.m. on Sept. 12. The two men missed the body of Joseph Boever, a 55-year-old man who was killed in the collision and found the next morning.

The state’s Public Safety Cabinet Secretary Craig Price said Tuesday that early autopsy results from Ramsey County Minnesota confirmed Boever died of trauma consistent with a pedestrian motor vehicle crash.

Ravnsborg called 911 on the evening of Sept. 12, but a blood sample wasn’t given to authorities until the next day at roughly

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