Florida police announced Venus Williams was at fault in a vehicle crash this month that led to the deaths among a passenger in another vehicle
Venus Williams made a vehicle gate-crash this month that led to the deaths among a passenger in another vehicle, according to a police report exhausted on Thursday.
Palm Beach Gardens police tell watches told investigates that Williams led a red light in her Toyota Sequoia SUV, justification a 9 June crash that injured 79 -year-old Jerome Barson, who died two weeks later.
The report alleges a Hyundai Accent driven by Barsons wife, Linda, disintegrated into the side of Williams SUV. Linda Barson told sleuths she was approaching the intersection when her ignite transformed green and she was unable to stop in time. Linda Barson lost unspecified moderate injuries.
Williams, who made 37 on 17 June, was not hurt.
She told investigates she had entered the six-lane intersection on a green light but had been forced to stop midpoint by commerce ahead of her. She said she did not hear the Barsons car when she intersected into their lanes.
The driver of[ Williams automobile] is at fault for transgressing the right of way, the analyse officer closed.
The crash remains under investigation. Williams, who has a palace in Palm Beach Plot, has not been quoth or charged. The report enunciates the former world No1 was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Williams attorney, Malcolm Cunningham, said in a statement that Williams showed her deepest condolences to the family who lost a loved one.
Michael Steinger, the lawyer for Linda Barson, “havent had” immediate comment.
Venus Williams has triumphed seven Grand Slam singles deeds, including five at Wimbledon. She revealed in 2011 that she had been diagnosed with Sjogrens syndrome, an autoimmune disease.
Her ranking fell outside the top 100 as she coped with her illness and injuries.