By Octavio Abea
The wife of a former Minnesota Vikings tight end awaits trial for a hit-and-run case where she admitted being behind the wheel of the SUV that struck and killed a man on an exit ramp in Minneapolis.
Amy Senser, 45, said she was behind the wheel when she hit Anousone Phanthavong, 38, who was filling his car up with gas on the side of a highway exit ramp around 11:00 p.m. on Aug. 23, the Associated Press reports.
Senser is facing three felony counts of criminal vehicular homicide alleging that she caused the accident, failed to notify authorities, and was negligent by using her cellphone, KSTP reports.
Senser did not come forward as the driver until a week after the accident, but maintains her innocence because she said that she didn't know she had hit anyone, KSTP reports.
Joe Senser played for the Vikings in the 1980s for four years before running restaurants in Minneapolis and doing commentary for the Vikings, the Associated Press reports.