Venus Williams Speaks Out About Fatal Car Crash

Venus Williams Speaks Out About Fatal Car Crash

Last week, police determined that Williams caused the June 9 accident in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., saying she ran a red light and crashed with a vehicle in which 78-year-old Jerome Barson was a passenger.

Williams drove out into the middle of an intersection in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida on June 9, causing Linda Barson to hit her on the side of her vehicle.

Her husband Jerome was in the passenger seat and he died 13 days later.

'I am devasted and heartbroken by this accident.

The police have established that she was travelling at a speed very moderate (8 km/h) and that it was not under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Williams was driving to the intersection when the green light turned red and was stuck, blocking the way due to traffic.

But as reporters continued to press about the accident last month in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, Williams said that in "life, you can't prepare for everything ..." She later came back and answered a few more questions.

Witnesses reportedly said she was driving her SUV through a red light at the intersection and into Mrs Barson's saloon auto.

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The report says a 2016 Hyundai Accent driven by Barson's wife, Linda, crashed into the side of Williams' SUV.

An attorney for Williams released a statement that day saying the athlete expressed "her deepest condolences to the family who lost a loved one".

While Williams was not given a citation by police for the crash, she was found at fault for failing to yield the right of way. Williams was driving her vehicle in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. on June 9, when she approached an intersection.

"I am devastated and heartbroken by this accident", Williams said on her Facebook page.

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