- Tennis star Venus Williams has been found at fault in a June 9 auto accident that killed a 78-year-old man, the Palm Beach Post reports, citing TMZ reports. He was placed in ICU but unfortunately passed away two weeks after the crash.
According to the both news reports, Jerome Barson, 78, was the passenger in a auto driven by his wife that struck Williams' SUV at a busy 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 vehicle in the intersection.More news: Fabulous Federer trounces Zverev to claim ninth Halle title
The New York Post reports there is no evidence Williams was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
The cops ultimately came out against Williams, according to the report.
Palm Beach Gardens Police Department has been contacted for comment. Rogers declined to say whether Williams had been found at fault.More news: Eid Al Fitr to be celebrated tomorrow
According to TMZ, authorities blame Venus for the accident. Barson's wife was also taken to the hospital with broken bones and other injuries, but survived. according to her attorney Michael Steinger. "This is an unfortunate accident and Venus expresses her deepest condolences to the family who lost a loved one".
Williams, a seven-time Grand Slam champion, is the No. 10 seed at Wimbledon, which gets underway Monday in England.More news: China's FM Meets Pakistan's Aziz, Discusses Peace In Afghanistan