Venus Williams Involved in Fatal Car Crash That Kills 78-Year-Old Man

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Venus Williams of the United States looks on in her women’s singles fourth round match against Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland during day eight of the French Open.

Jerome Barson, 78, has died as the result of a car crash on June 9 that involved Venus Williams, according to TMZ.

The outlet reports that Venus told police she was approaching an intersection in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, when her SUV moved too far into the intersection and collided with a car driven by Barson’s wife. “The other driver says there was no time to stop and she T-boned Venus’ vehicle.”

Williams allegedly told police she tired to make it through the intersection, but traffic caused her to slow down, and led to the accident.