Venus Williams Agrees Settlement in Fatal Florida Car Crash

Venus Williams has settled a wrongful death lawsuit with the family of a man who died as a result of a car crash in Florida involving the US tennis star.

Ms Williams and the family of Jerome Barson reached a settlement last week, court documents show. Further details were not included.

Mr Barson, 78, suffered “massive” fatal injuries from the collision in Palm Beach Gardens city on 9 June 2017.

Police had previously cleared Ms Williams of wrongdoing over the crash.

Mr Barson’s wife Linda, who was driving the couple’s vehicle through an intersection when the collision happened, was also earlier cleared by police investigators.

A report into the incident says that a unidentified third vehicle unlawfully crossed Ms Williams’ way as she attempted to travel through a bustling motorway on a green light close to her home.

This, the report stated, set off a chain of occasions that finished with the vehicle driven by Linda hammering into the traveler side of Ms Williams’ SUV, the Associated Press reports.

Mr Barson was thusly taken to healing center however passed on about fourteen days after the fact from his wounds.

Police said in an underlying report that elements, for example, medications, liquor or cell phone diversions were not being explored.

Ms Williams, a seven-time Grand Slam champion, apparently told police at the time that she had not seen the couple’s vehicle and had been driving gradually.

Legal advisors for Ms Williams and the Barsons have not yet remarked on the most recent reports.

 

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