Florida police said Venus Williams was at fault in a vehicle gate-crash this month that led to the deaths among a passenger in another vehicle
Venus Williams caused a vehicle disintegrate this month that led to the deaths among air passengers in another vehicle, according to a police report secreted on Thursday.
Palm Beach Plot police say evidences told examiners that Williams ranged a red light in her Toyota Sequoia SUV, effecting a 9 June crash that injured 79 -year-old Jerome Barson, who died two weeks later.
The report says a Hyundai Accent driven by Barsons wife, Linda, gate-crashed into the side of Williams SUV. Linda Barson told examiners she was approaching the intersection when her light-headed turned light-green and she was unable to stop in time. Linda Barson sustained unspecified moderate injuries.
Williams, who diverted 37 on 17 June, was not hurt.
She told examiners she had entered the six-lane intersection on a green light but had been forced to stop midpoint by transaction ahead of her. She said she did not realize the Barsons car when she intersected into their lanes.
The driver of[ Williams auto] is at fault for violating the right of way, the probing detective finished.
The crash remains under investigation. Williams, who has a palace in Palm Beach Gardens, has not been quoted or accused. The report says the former world No1 was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Williams attorney, Malcolm Cunningham, said in a statement that Williams conveyed her deepest condolences to the family who lost a loved one.
Michael Steinger, the advocate for Linda Barson, “havent had” immediate comment.
Venus Williams has prevailed seven Grand Slam singles designations, including five at Wimbledon. She revealed in 2011 that “shes been” diagnosed with Sjogrens syndrome, an autoimmune disease.
Her ranking fell outside the top 100 as she coped with her disease and injuries.