Sheriff: Unlicensed motorist was drunk, on probation when toddler was killed in hit-run in driveway
The state Department of Public Safety said the man was driving with a license status of revoked
May 4, 2021
An unlicensed motorist on probation for careless driving was drunk when he ran over his 1½-year-old niece in a residential driveway southeast of Walker, Minn., and briefly fled the scene, Cass County authorities said Monday.
Authorities arrested Anthony J. Goose, 28, of rural Walker, on suspicion of criminal vehicular homicide shortly after he allegedly hit the girl just before 5 p.m. Sunday outside the girl's home on Breezy Point Circle in Shingobee Township. He had a blood alcohol level above the legal limit of 0.08%, the Sheriff's Office said.
The girl was identified Monday by her mother as Vivian "Vivi" Staples, one of Vanessa Goose's four children. Vanessa Goose said Vivi was outside with her boyfriend nearby when Anthony Goose stopped to visit and "was playing with her at first. Then he said he was leaving."