Ravnsborg crash investigation delivered to House; Secretary Price says charge should have been manslaughter

Included in the documents is a letter from the Secretary of the South Dakota Department of Public Safety, Craig Price.  In it, Price says, “In my opinion as a 24-year law enforcement officer and in the opinion of the highly trained highway patrol officers involved in this investigation, Mr. Ravnsborg should have been charged with 2nd Degree Manslaughter.” The charges filed were up to the prosecutors, led by Sully County States Attorney Emily Sovell.

Price also says the investigation was done correctly by all those involved.


September 2, 2021