UPDATE: Lawyer says ex-Viking's wife was driving SUV linked to hit-and-run deathA family attorney says the wife of former Minnesota Viking Joe Senser was driving an SUV believed to be involved in a hit-and-run that killed a pedestrian.
By: Associated Press report, Associated Press
MINNEAPOLIS — A family attorney says the wife of former Minnesota Viking Joe Senser was driving an SUV believed to be involved in a hit-and-run that killed a pedestrian.
Attorney Marsh Halberg said Amy Senser acknowledged she was the driver in a signed statement to the Minnesota State Patrol on Friday.
Halberg said Amy Senser has not been arrested or charged. He would not discuss the crash.
State Patrol Lt. Eric Roeske said Amy Senser's acknowledgement “answers the who, but it doesn't answer the why or how.”
Anousone Phanthavong, 38, 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 said the Senser family “extends their deepest sympathies to all those affected.”
Joe Senser was a tight end for the Vikings in the 1980s. He owns Joe Senser's Restaurant and Sports Theater.