Venus Williams Won't Face Charges in Fatal Crash

Venus Williams cleared of wrongdoing over fatal car crash

Tennis player Venus Williams has been cleared of any wrongdoing in a case related to a auto crash in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida last June, which resulted in the death of a 78-year-old passenger.

"Based upon this investigation and relevant Florida state statutes, no charges will be filed in this case", according to an 18-page traffic homicide investigation released by Palm Beach Gardens police.

The incident occurred when Barson's vehicle careered into the right side of Williams' auto as the 5-time Wimbledon champion drove through an intersection in Palm Beach Gardens.

Jerome Barson, 78, died from injuries sustained when his wife Linda's auto collided with the tennis star's vehicle in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, on June 9.

A new report has revealed that the Palm Beach Police Department has concluded their investigation and found that 37-year-old Williams was not at fault in the accident.

However, the final report found that neither Williams nor the Barsons had violated the rule and no charges would be filed in the vehicle collision.

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Barson drove into the intersection when the light turned green, striking Williams' vehicle.

The lawsuit stated that Barson's injuries included "severed main arteries, massive internal bleeding, a fractured spine, and massive internal organ damage".

"I was caught in the middle".

Attorneys for Williams and the Barsons could not be reached for comment Wednesday afternoon.

At last word, the civil suit filed by Barson's family against Williams is ongoing.

Body camera footage released weeks later offered a closer look at the accident's aftermath, during which the officer on the scene told Williams he'd say she was at fault - but added, "I don't feel comfortable writing a citation when I'm not a hundred percent sure, and I'm not a hundred percent sure in this case". "The report is further inaccurate because the video surveillance does not indicate the color of Ms. Williams' light and therefore does not support the police department's conclusion".

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