Charges: Amy Senser Was On The Phone During Hit-And-Run

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Amy Senser now faces three felony charges after police say an investigation determined she was on the phone at the time she allegedly hit and killed a man last year.

Senser faces three counts of criminal vehicular homicide, according to court documents filed Thursday. She is not in custody.

According to the updated criminal complaint, phone records show that Senser was on her cell phone when she hit 38-year-old Anousone Phathavong. A crash reconstruction expert said Senser had no reason to be driving as fast as she allegedly was (50-55 mph) on the exit ramp, which was then in a construction zone.

Last fall, prosecutors charged Senser with one count of criminal vehicular operation. In January, an additional charge was added, because Senser did not contact police quickly enough. A week after the crash, she admitted to hitting Phathavong.

The charges listed in the last paragraph changed Thursday to three counts of criminal vehicular homicide.

Phanthavong was hit and killed along the Riverside exit ramp off of Interstate 94 in August last year.

Senser’s trial is set to begin on April 23.

Senser is the wife of former Vikings star Joe Senser.

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