August 9, 2020

Venus Williams ‘at fault’ in Florida crash that killed man

Tennis superstar Venus Williams caused a car crash in Florida that landed an elderly man in the hospital — before he eventually died from his injuries two weeks later, according to a new report.

Jerome Barson, 78, suffered head trauma as a result of the June 9 collision and died this past Sunday in the intensive care unit, TMZ Sports reported Thursday.

Barson’s wife told police she T-boned Williams’ SUV as it was travelling in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla, after the athlete abruptly entered an intersection.

Barson claimed she did not have time to stop her vehicle — slamming into Williams’ car as a result.

“(Williams) is at fault for violating the right of way of (the other driver),” according to the police report obtained by TMZ Sports.

The 37-year-old tennis great blamed the crash on heavy traffic that left her vehicle jutting out into the intersection, the report said.

No charges have been filed against Williams. Palm Beach Gardens cops said the crash remains under investigation.


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