Venus Williams At Fault In Fatal Crash

Tennis great Venus Williams was at fault for a June 9 car crash. The crash lead to the death of a passenger, two weeks later. Williams was only traveling 5 mph at the time of the accident when her vehicle stopped mid-intersection causing an oncoming vehicle with the right of way to collide with her 2010 Toyota Sequoia SUV.

The other driver, Linda Barson, claims she could not stop her vehicle in time to avid the crash. Her husband, Jerome Barson, was a passenger at the time of the accident and sustained head injuries that resulted in his death a couple weeks following the crash. He was 78.

“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.

Williams has not been cited or charged but the family involved in the crash has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the tennis player.



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