- Associated Press - Friday, September 2, 2011

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A family attorney says the wife of former Minnesota Viking Joe Senser was driving an SUV believed involved in a hit-and-run that killed a pedestrian.

Attorney Marsh Halberg says Amy Senser acknowledges she was the driver in a signed statement to the Minnesota State Patrol Friday.

Halberg says Amy Senser has not been arrested or charged. He would not discuss the crash.

State Patrol Lt. Eric Roeske says Amy Senser’s acknowledgement “answers the who, but it doesn’t answer the why or how.”

Thirty-eight-year-old Anousone Phanthavong (ah-NOO’-sahn PAN’-tah-wong) of Roseville, Minn., was killed Aug. 23 in Minneapolis. Officials say Phanthavong ran out of gas and was hit while walking on an exit ramp.

A news release from Halberg’s firm says the Senser family “extends their deepest sympathies to all those affected.”



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