UPDATE: Ravnsborg reaches plea deal in deadly pedestrian crash (Audio)

Photo: State of South Dakota

August 26, 2021

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A prosecutor says South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg (pictured) will avoid a trial and take a plea deal on misdemeanor traffic charges in a crash last year in which he hit and killed a man who was walking along U.S. Highway 14 near Highmore last year. 

Beadle County State’s Attorney Michael Moore declined to give further details of the arrangement.

Moore said Wednesday that Ravnsborg will enter the plea today.

The widow of the man killed, Joseph Boever, has indicated she plans to file a wrongful death lawsuit against Ravnsborg.

District 24 State Representative Will Mortenson of Pierre, who presented articles of impeachment to the Legislature last year, wants to see Ravnsborg resign……

Ravnsborg told investigators he thought he struck a deer while driving home from a fundraiser in Redfield late on Sept. 12.