SD Attorney General Now Claiming He Was “Distracted” When He Fatally Struck Pedestrian And Left The Scene

CBS News reports:

South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg was “distracted” before he drove onto a highway shoulder where he struck and killed a pedestrian in September, state Secretary of Safety Craig Price said Monday. Price said 55-year-old Joseph Boever was walking on the side of the road and displaying some type of light on the night of Sept. 12 when he was struck by Ravnsborg’s 2011 Ford Taurus.

Price did not describe what led Ravnsborg to become distracted. The final line in the “narrative” section of the state’s report reads: “The specific distraction is still under investigation.” Ravnsborg initially told a county sheriff dispatched to the crash site on U.S. Highway 14 near Highmore in central South Dakota that he thought he struck a deer. He said he returned to the scene the next morning and discovered he had struck a man.