The Charles Mix County Sherrif's Department has arrested a man involved in the deaths of two individuals during an alcohol-related accident in Pickstown early this month.
On Friday, authorities issued an arrest warrant for 28-year-old Ronald Fischer Junior of Lake Andes on two charges of vehicular homicide.
The July 8th crash left Fischer in the hospital for weeks and took the lives of 46-year-old Robert Klumb and 25-year-old Maegen Spindler, both researchers for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Authorities say Fischer's blood alcohol level was two times the legal limit when he blew threw a stop sign, striking the two researchers and other vehicles in a hotel parking lot. Charles Mix County States Attorney Thomas Deadrick tells KSFY, "They were just two people, standing in the parking lot, sitting in the parking lot, there's no reason they should have been killed."
Fischer faces up to 15 years in prison for each county of vehicular homicide. He is scheduled to make his first appearance in court at Charles Mix County on Wednesday.