Death of hit-and-run victim involving Amy Senser ruled accidental

KSTP-TV reports the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's office ruled that Anousone Phanthavong, 38, died of multiple blunt force injuries. Amy Senser and her husband, former Vikings star Joe Senser, have refused to talk to authorities.
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KSTP-TV reports the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's office ruled that Anousone Phanthavong, 38, died of multiple blunt force injuries. Amy Senser and her husband, former Vikings star Joe Senser, have refused to talk to authorities.

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