Sports Star ‘at Fault’ for Fatal Car Crash

June 29, 2017Jun 29, 2017
Updated June 30 2017 5:45PM ET

Venus Williams, professional tennis player, is reportedly ‘at fault’ for a fatal car crash that occurred in early June of 2017. TMZ first reported on the incident on June 29th.

An investigation is currently ongoing and more information is gradually coming in. 

According to reports, Venus was in the middle of an intersection due to traffic backup when another car entered the intersection and t-boned Venus’s SUV. The other driver, Linda Barson, said she was unable to stop her car in time.

Linda had to go to the hospital along with the passenger, her 78-year-old husband Jerome Barson.

The driver is fine other than a few injuries. However, her husband passed away weeks later due to complications with more severe injuries, including head trauma. Linda is heartbroken and has decided to file a lawsuit against Williams, according to ESPN.

Police say Venus is at fault for the accident, but do not believe she drove in a reckless manner or was under the influence. Authorities stated, "[Venus] is at fault for violating the right of way of [the other driver]."

The New York Times also noted that Williams was not cited, and a police spokesman says the accident remains under investigation. 

ABC News did an exclusive piece on the incident, releasing Venus Williams' response after the crash and more details from Linda Barson's lawyer...STORY CONTINUES ON NEXT PAGE.

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