Venus Williams Reportedly 'At Fault' in Fatal Car Crash

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According to a police report acquired by TMZ, Venus Williams was involved in a car crash that sent a 78-year-old man to the ICU.


Jerome Barson, who was riding in a car with his wife driving, died in the hospital 14 days after the June 9 crash from head trauma. According to the report Barson’s wife was approaching an intersection in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida when Williams moved her SUV into the intersection.

Williams reportedly told cops that she was trying to make it through the intersection but had to slow down due to traffic, leaving her car in the intersection. Barson’s wife said there was no time to stop and crashed into Williams’ vehicle.

There is no evidence in the report that Williams was driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or using an electronic device. According to the police report, cops write that Williams “is at fault for violating the right of way of [the other driver].”



I think most of us have done this before, sometimes unintentionally when the traffic on the other side of the intersection suddenly stops. Seems like both parties were at least partially at fault though. Regardless, what a terrible situation.