Minnehaha County prosecutor not part of Ravnsborg probe

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FILE – In this Feb. 23, 2014, file photo Jason Ravnsborg speaks in Sioux Falls, S.D. South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg reported hitting a deer with his car on Saturday night but actually killed a pedestrian whose body was not found until the next day, state investigators said Monday Sept. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Dirk Lammers, File)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The new Minnehaha County state attorney says his office will no longer be assisting the investigation into a fatal crash involving Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg.

In a statement to the Argus Leader, Minnehaha County State’s Attorney Daniel Haggar said his office has not been involved since his term started earlier this month. He says the office is focused on cases in the county.

Haggar’s predecessor, Crystal Johnson, had been assisting Hyde County prosecutors in evaluating evidence and determining whether charges should be brought against Ravnsborg, who struck and killed Jason Boever on Sept. 12 while Boever was walking along the shoulder of Highway 14 west of Highmore.

Ravnsborg has publicly said he did not commit a crime.

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