Venus Williams, sister to Serena Williams, is one of the biggest athletic stars that the world has ever seen. She has made a name for herself by carving her name into the record books as one of the best tennis athletes to ever play the game.
Sadly, Venus was involved in a terrible incident off the court. She was involved in a car accident that left the other driver dead. It was a tragic accident and we pray for God's healing mercy to surround the family members of the man who lost his life.
"Jerome Barson's wife was driving and he was the passenger in the sedan that T-boned Venus as she drove through a busy Palm Beach Gardens intersection in 2017. Venus was cleared of criminal charges after cops determined she was 'caught in the middle' of the intersection when her light turned red," reported TMZ.
In major news for the case, a settlement was just reached this week. It has not yet been disclosed, however, reported state that Venus will be paying out a huge sum of cash to the family of the man who died.
"According to court docs filed in Palm Beach County, Jerome Barson's estate and the tennis star reached an agreement last week. It's unclear how much money changed hands, but according to the docs there was a financial settlement that will cover certain expenses.
Both sides are paying their own attorneys' fees in the wrongful death suit," wrote TMZ.
This is such a sad story. We hope that having this closure will help everyone involved heal the best that they can. We know that the Barson's will never be the same, but we pray that God will draw them even closer through this tragedy for His will.
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