Trial Date Set for South Dakota AG

A trial date has been set for the South Dakota Attorney General who struck and killed a man along a Hyde County highway.  Jason Ravnsborg of Yankton will go on trial August 26 on three misdemeanor charges including carless driving, operating a vehicle while on an electronic device and driving outside of his lane.

The State Department of Public Safety says Ravnsborg was distracted the night of Sept 12, 2020 and swerved out of his lane near Highmore and struck 55-year-old Joe Boever who was walking on the shoulder with a flashlight.  Investigators says Boever crashed headfirst through the windshield of Ravnsborg’s car with his glasses landing inside the car.  Ravnsborg told officials he never saw Boever and thought he struck a deer.