Charges in fatal crash against ex-Viking's wife
Thursday, September 15, 2011
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Felony charges have been filed against the wife of a former Minnesota Viking in a fatal hit-and-run crash.
The attorney for Amy Senser says she turned herself in to the Minnesota State Patrol Thursday. She is the wife of former Viking Joe Senser, who owns the vehicle the State Patrol say struck and killed Anousone Phanthavong (ah-NOO'-sahn PAN'-tah-wong) of Roseville on Aug. 23 in Minneapolis.
Forty-five-year-old Amy Senser of Edina is charged with criminal vehicular operation. Her attorney, Eric Nelson, says he will respond to the charges after Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman addresses the media Thursday afternoon.
The victim's family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Sensers. Joe Senser was a tight end for the Vikings in the 1980s and owns several restaurants.