Venus Williams blamed for fatal auto crash

Tennis legend Venus Williams has been blamed for a fatal auto crash that claimed the life of a 78-year-old man in Florida.

The accident occurred in Palm Beach Gardens on June 9. Williams, 37, was not impaired or distracted, according to the report. Barson's wife was also taken to the hospital with broken bones and other injuries, but survived. according to her attorney Michael Steinger.

We are working on getting more information and will update this story. The victim, Jerome Barson, was in a vehicle with his wife (who was driving) in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., when suddenly she approached an intersection, as Williams reportedly collided with their auto in her SUV.

The police report estimates that Ms. Williams was traveling at 5 miles per hour when Mrs. Barson crashed into her. Authorities did not issue Ms. Williams with any citations or traffic violations.

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Another auto then T-boned Williams' SUV, injuring the driver and her husband.

According to the police report, cops write that Williams "is at fault for violating the right of way of [the other driver]". The report also said that there was no evidence Venus was under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Williams also said she did not see the Barsons' vehicle when she crossed the intersection.

We reached out to Williams for comment - so far, no word back.

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