Fatal Hit and Run
A bicyclist who was struck by a hit-and-run driver Saturday night was removed from life support Wednesday, according to her family. Mai D. Yang and her husband, E Xiong, were hit by a driver on 60th Street North in Oak Park Heights, which is a frontage road along Highway 36.
Amy Senser is scheduled to leave prison this week to enter a work release facility. Starting this Thursday, the wife of former Minnesota Vikings player Joe Senser will be transferred from the Shakopee prison to a jail or halfway house.
State officials say Amy Senser, who’s serving time for a fatal hit and run, will be released nearly six months early from prison. The Department of Corrections says Senser applied for a transfer to a jail or halfway house for work release, and it was approved. Senser is the wife of former Minnesota Vikings player Joe Senser. She was convicted of criminal vehicular homicide in the 2011 death of 38-year-old Anousone Phanthavong.
A Hennepin County judge has ordered the man sentenced for a fatal hit in run near the University of Minnesota campus to pay more than $138,000 to one of his victims. Peter Riley, the attorney for victim Sarah Bagley, says Judge Phillip Bush ordered Timothy Bakdash Wednesday to pay money to Bagley for medical expenses and pain and suffering compensation. Bagley, along with her friends Ben Van Handel and Katelynn Hanson, were on foot when they were struck by Bakdash, who was driving his car the wrong way on 5th Street Southeast in Dinkytown on April 15, 2011.