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‘His face came through your windshield’ – Investigators pressed South Dakota AG on details of fatal crash

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South Dakota AG Jason Ravnsborg

SOUTH DAKOTA (KTIV) - Authorities have released interviews conducted with South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg, following a fatal vehicle crash on Sept. 12 which killed pedestrian Joseph Boever.

Two videos were released by the South Dakota Department of Public Safety earlier this week.

During one of the interviews, investigators pressed the attorney general about details of the crash.

Initially, Ravnsborg said he believed he hit a deer. He claimed he did not realize he struck a person until returning to the crash scene the next day.

But investigators say they found Boever's glasses inside the attorney general's vehicle.

"So did you see the glasses?" asked an investigator.

"I did not. You showed me the glasses the first time," responded Ravnsborg.

"They're Joe's glasses," stated an investigator.

"I wondered about that," responded Ravnsborg.

"So that means his face came through the windshield," said the investigator.

Exchange between Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg and investigators.

Both of the interviews were conducted by special agents with the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation.

Ravnsborg is charged with three misdemeanors for the fatal crash. His charges include using a mobile device while operating a vehicle, a lane driving violation, and careless driving.

Ravnsborg has not resigned from his office following the announcement of the charges, even though Gov. Kristi Noem has publicly stated she believes the attorney general should resign.

State lawmakers have begun impeachment proceedings against Ravnsborg and the governor says they are expecting more information about the case to be released to the public.

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