Venus Williams left tearful by vehicle crash questions

Posted July 04, 2017

Civil court documents filed last week claim Williams was "driving carelessly and recklessly" which "led to the catastrophic injuries and death of Jerome Barson".

On Friday evening, Venus Williams posted this statement on Facebook: "I am devasted [sic] and heartbroken by this accident. I'm completely speechless. It's just".

The reporters gave Williams about a minute to collect herself, before she made a decision to end the press conference early.

Williams was cited in Palm Beach County, Florida, for driving without proof of insurance in 2011 and for driving with a suspended license in 2013. "I don't have any information that indicates she is not playing Wimbledon", he had said.

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Tennis icon Venus Williams has publicly addressed the auto crash she was involved in that claimed the life of another person.

Barson told police that she couldn't avoid the crash.

Williams, who police say was at fault for the accident and is now facing a wrongful death suit from Barson's estate, then began sobbing as the press conference was concluded.

Williams, meanwhile, is now in London where she is competing in Wimbledon, which she's won five times.

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"A police incident report first obtained by TMZ Thursday found that "[Williams] is at fault for violating the right of way of [the other driver]" when she drove into an intersection while another auto had right of way. Barson died two weeks later.

With her sister Serena's absence from the tournament due to her pregnancy, Williams is one of the favorites of the tournament with the #10 seed.

The report says a 2016 Hyundai Accent driven by Barson's wife, Linda, crashed into the side of Williams' SUV.

Venus' attorney Malcom Cunningham revealed that "Williams actually entered the intersection on a green light". According to that same report, Williams' vehicle was driving at a speed of about 5 miles per hour.

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Five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams is being sued over a fatal accident in Florida.