Venus Williams at fault in fatal June 9 car crash, police say

Kristopher Drake
June 30, 2017

Venus Williams has reportedly been found to be at fault in a auto crash in Florida that left an elderly man hospitalized and eventually killed him.

The passenger, Jerome Barson, suffered head trauma and was taken to a hospital and placed in ICU but never recovered and died 2 weeks later. The victim, Jerome Barson, was in a auto with his wife (who was driving) in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., when suddenly she approached an intersection, as Williams reportedly collided with their vehicle in her SUV.

Williams told police at the scene that she was attempting to cross the intersection but traffic was congested, forcing her to slow down while still driving in the intersection.

TMZ said police faulted Williams for the crash for violating the right of way of the other driver.

Williams, according to the report, told police she was stopped in the median of the intersection because of other traffic.


According to TMZ, the driver claimed she had no time to stop.

Photo Venus Williams is expected to compete at Wimbledon next week. Paul Rogers confirmed to The Associated Press today that Williams was involved in a crash on June 9.

However, Palm Beach Gardens police Maj.

Williams, 37, was not impaired or distracted, according to the report. His wife also received injuries from the accident, including several broken bones.

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