It’s being said Venus Williams was involved in a car accident earlier this month, which led to the death of a 78-year-old man.
According to TMZ, the tennis star was driving in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida on June 9 when she drove her SUV into an intersection as another vehicle was coming. The other driver T-boned Venus’ car.
Sadly, the driver’s husband, Jerome Barson, suffered a head trauma and was taken to a hospital where he died 14 days later. Mrs. Barson survived the crash, says her attorney Michael Steinger.
Unfortunately for Venus, cops place her to blame for the fatal accident. The police report states, “[Venus] is at fault for violating the right of way of [the other driver].” It also adds that they don’t believe the 37-year-old was under influence of drugs or alcohol, nor was there evidence she was distracted by an electronic device.
Interestingly enough, this Williams sister was in Paris a few days before for the French Open, and even posted to Instagram on June 10, a day after the reported accident:
Au revoir Paris! Until next time, @hotelducollectionneur ❤️A post shared by Venus Williams (@venuswilliams) on Jun 10, 2017 at 7:49am PDT
We’ll continue to update you with any new details.
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