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Woman charged with manslaughter in boyfriend hit-run death

September 12, 2018
Jayme Kae Knudson

In this Monday, Sept. 10, 2018 photo, Jayme Kae Knudson is escorted into the courthouse from Minnehaha County Jail in Sioux Falls, S.D. Authorities have upgraded charges against a Sioux Falls woman after her boyfriend died from falling off the hood of her car after an argument. Sioux Falls police spokesman Sam Clemens says 43-year-old Knudson is now charged with manslaughter. (Loren Townsley/The Argus Leader via AP)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Authorities have upgraded charges against a Sioux Falls woman after her boyfriend died from falling off the hood of her car after an argument.

Sioux Falls police spokesman Sam Clemens says 43-year-old Jayme Kae Knudson is now charged with manslaughter. The Argus Leader reports her original charge of aggravated assault has been dismissed, but an additional charge of felony hit-and-run still stands.

Knudson is accused of leaving her boyfriend injured in the street after he fell off the hood of her car as she began to drive away. A passer-by later found 46-year-old Erik Ray Lunstra in the road on Saturday night.

Lunstra died Monday. His family initially invoked Marsy’s Law and chose not to name him, but Clemens says the family later changed their minds and wanted him identified.

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Information from: Argus Leader, http://www.argusleader.com

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