Prosecutors add count to Amy Senser case

The wife of former Minnesota Viking Joe Senser is facing an additional charge in the vehicle crash that killed Anousone Phanthavong. The new count alleges she "failed to give notice of the accident by the quickest means of communication to law enforcement authorities."
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