South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg is attempting to access any psychiatric or psychological records of the man he struck and killed along a highway last September.
. Ravnsborg, who faces 3 misdemeanor charges related to his driving causing the death of 55-year old Joe Boever, alleges in court papers that it may have been a suicide.
Investigators say Boever was walking on the shoulder of Highway 14 near Highmore with a flashlight when he was hit and killed. Ravnsborg’s motion quotes a family member who said Boever was depressed.
Investigators say Ravnsborg was distracted and swerved out of his lane and struck Boever. He said he thought he hit a deer, but investigators says Boever’s glasses were found on the passenger seat of Ravnsborg’s car.