Cops: Venus Williams At Fault For Fatal Crash

A 78-year-old man died as a result of the collision. 

By Gina Tron

Tennis star Venus Williams is at fault for a June 9 car crash that resulted in the death of a passenger in the other car two weeks later. According to the police report, Williams was at fault for violating the right of way of the other driver.

According to a copy of the police report obtained by ABC, Williams' Toyota Sequoia SUV darted into an intersection in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The other driver could not stop her Hyundai Accent in time.

In the other car was a husband and wife, Jerome and Linda Barson. Jerome, a 78-year-old man, suffered head trauma and later died. Linda also sustained injuries.

Williams, 37, told investigators she did not see the Barsons' car when she crossed into their lanes. Williams has not been cited or charged, according to ESPN. The police report said she was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Police said that crash remains under investigation. An attorney for the Barsons, said Friday morning on Good Morning America that a wrongful death lawsuit against Williams has been filed.

"This is an unfortunate accident and Venus expresses her deepest condolences to the family who lost a loved one," Williams' attorney, Malcolm Cunningham, said in a statement.

Linda Barson also sustained injuries, Cunningham told TMZ Sports.


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