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Published September 06, 2011, 12:35 PM

Wrongful death lawsuit filed against Senser, wife

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The family of a man killed in an alleged hit-and-run has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against former Minnesota Viking Joe Senser and his wife.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The family of a man killed in an alleged hit-and-run has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against former Minnesota Viking Joe Senser and his wife.

Thirty-eight-year-old Anousone Phanthavong (ah-NOO'-sahn PAN'-tah-wong) of Roseville was hit and died Aug. 23 after he ran out of gas on an Interstate 94 ramp in Minneapolis.

Senser's wife Amy has acknowledged she was the vehicle's driver.

The lawsuit filed Tuesday names both Sensers and seeks at least $50,000 in damages. The Phanthavong's family attorney, Jim Schwebel, says he hopes the lawsuit will help them find out why Amy Senser fled, whether alcohol was involved and whether she was alone.

The Sensers' attorney Eric Nelson couldn't immediately comment Tuesday because he hadn't yet read the lawsuit.

No charges have been filed.

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