Tennis Star Venus Williams at fault for June 9 Deadly Car Crash


PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL (WKRG) Police in Florida say tennis star Venus Williams was at fault for a car crash June 9 that led to the death of the passenger in the other vehicle two weeks later.

According to a copy of the police report, Williams’ SUV darted into an intersection in Palm Beach Gardens, near her residence. The other driver said she could not stop in time and hit Williams’ car.

Williams told police she was trying to make it through the intersection before the light changed but was slowed by traffic and left exposed.

According to the police report, Williams was at fault for violating the right of way of the other vehicle.

No charges have been filed. Palm Beach Gardens police said the crash is under investigation.

The driver’s 78-year-old husband sustained head trauma in the crash and was taken to a hospital. He died two weeks later. The woman driving the vehicle also sustained injuries.

“This is an unfortunate accident and Venus expresses her deepest condolences to the family who lost a loved one,” Williams’ attorney, Malcolm Cunningham, said in a statement.

Williams, a seven-time Grand Slam champion, is the No. 10 seed at Wimbledon, which begins Monday in England.

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