A South Dakota man accused of driving under the influence and killing two federal wildlife researchers has been indicted on manslaughter, vehicular homicide, and alcohol- and drug-related charges.
State Attorney General Marty Jackley and Charles Mix County State's Attorney Thomas Deadrick announced the grand jury indictment against 29-year-old Ronald Fischer on Thursday.
Fischer, of Lake Andes, is accused of driving drunk and with marijuana in his system and running a stop sign on July 8, hitting the two U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service researchers in a motel parking lot in the Pickstown area. Killed were 46-year-old Robert Klumb, of Pierre, and 25-year-old Maegen Spindler, of Cazenovia, N.Y.
A telephone listing for Fischer could not immediately be found. He could face life in prison if convicted.