Bill Janklow, R-SD, ran a stop sign before his Cadillac and a motorcycle
collided at a rural intersection Saturday, killing the motorcycle
driver, a prosecutor said Aug. 19.
still have not determined how fast Janklow was driving, Moody County
State's Attorney William Ellingson said in an Associated Press report.
E. Scott, 55, of Hardwick, MN, died when his motorcycle collided
with Janklow's car near Trent, SD.
are talking to five witnesses as they investigate the crash, South
Dakota Highway Patrol Capt. Jeff Talbot said Aug. 18. One of the
witnesses is a second motorcyclist who was traveling with Scott.
also said Janklow's 1995 Cadillac had a “black box,” which records
information such as how fast the car was going and whether the brakes
were applied. Janklow, 63, was not given a ticket at the scene,
a first-term congressman, was on his way home to Brandon, SD, after
attending an event in Aberdeen to honor Korean War veterans. He
was South Dakota's governor from 1979 to 1987 and again from 1995 to 2003.