Tennis star, Venus Williams is at fault for causing a car accident which led to the death of a passenger in another vehicle, Police report has stated.
Palm Beach Gardens police say witnesses told investigators that Williams ran a red light in her 2010 Toyota Sequoia SUV, causing a crash that injured 78-year-old Jerome Barson, who died two weeks later.
The report says a 2016 Hyundai Accent driven by Barson’s wife, Linda, crashed into the side of Williams’ SUV.
The tennis star told investigators she had entered the six-lane intersection on a green light but had been forced to stop midpoint by traffic ahead of her.
Palm Beach Gardens Maj. Paul Rogers says the crash remains under investigation.
Williams’ attorney Malcolm Cunningham said in a statement that Williams expressed “her deepest condolences to the family who lost a loved one.”