Officials notifying kin of dead woman found after car chase
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Attorney General Marty Jackley says authorities are notifying the family of a woman whose body was found in an SUV stopped after a high-speed chase in South Dakota.
Jackley says he hopes officials can release the woman’s identity Wednesday.
Highway Patrol officials allegedly found the body wrapped in a blanket Monday after the chase with a drunken driver from California. Jackley says state authorities are investigating the woman’s death with California officials.
A court complaint says 30-year-old Tosten Walsh Lommen, of Santa Cruz, faces charges including aggravated eluding and drunken driving.
Jackley’s office says a Highway Patrol trooper on Monday observed Lommen driving over 100 mph on I-90 in western South Dakota.
Authorities say the vehicle he was driving eventually came to rest in a ditch after officials used spike strips, and Lommen was arrested.