SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) -- Authorities have five witnesses they are talking to in a weekend accident involving U.S. Rep Bill Janklow that killed a motorcyclist, South Dakota Highway Patrol Capt. Jeff Talbot said Monday afternoon.
One of the witnesses is a second motorcyclist who was traveling with Randolph E. Scott, 55, of Hardwick, Minn. Scott died when his motorcycle collided with a car driven by Janklow, R-S.D., on Saturday afternoon near Trent.
The investigation should be done in the next two to three days, Talbot said. The results will then be forwarded to the Moody County attorney, Talbot said.
"The Moody County State's Attorney Office will then examine all the evidence and make a determination on what the next step will be," Talbot said. "And, essentially, that is to whether there will be charges to be made or not."
Talbot also said Janklow's 1995 Cadillac has a black box, which records information such as how fast the car was going and whether the brakes were applied.
"We've recovered that and that's going to be analyzed to see if any information can be derived from that," Talbot said.
Janklow was not given a ticket at the scene, Talbot said.
Blood was taken from Scott and from Janklow for testing and authorities were expecting to get results back by Tuesday afternoon, Talbot said.
Reconstruction experts spent Sunday at the scene, Col. Dan Mosteller, state Highway Patrol superintendent said.
Authorities said Janklow, 63, drove a car that collided with a motorcycle driven by Scott, who was pronounced dead at the scene. The accident happened about 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of Moody County Highways 13 and 14 about 25 miles north of Sioux Falls.
Talbot said Monday that Scott was headed west and Janklow was driving south. The motorcycle hit the car's passenger door on the driver's side, right behind the driver, Talbot said.
North-south traffic is controlled by a stop sign at the intersection.
Chris Braendlin, one of Janklow's staff members, was traveling with him but was not injured, Mosteller said.
Janklow, a first-term congressman and former four-term governor, was on his way home to Brandon after attending an event in Aberdeen to honor Korean War veterans. His son, Russ Janklow of Sioux Falls, said his father often takes that road when he goes through Flandreau, his boyhood home. He had stopped briefly in Flandreau.
Rep. Janklow hurt his right hand and suffered a head injury in the crash.
In a written statement released Sunday, Janklow said, "I was involved in a very tragic traffic accident late yesterday. Personally, and on behalf of my family, we feel as much anguish for this gentleman and his family and friends as is humanly possible.
"At this time, out of respect for the individual's family and the investigation, any further public comments would be inappropriate."
Janklow was South Dakota's governor from 1979 to 1987 and again from 1995 to 2003. He was elected last fall to the U.S. House.
Last month, doctors considered double bypass surgery after they found a narrowing of a main artery leading into his heart. But doctors ultimately decided the narrowing was just part of Janklow's natural physical makeup. Instead of surgery, Janklow said he would take some additional medications and try to lose weight.
In 1998 and 1999, he suffered life-threatening health problems and was hospitalized at the Mayo Clinic. He was diagnosed with and treated for diverticulitis, inflammation of the pancreas and diabetes.
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