Venus Williams was at fault in a fatal auto accident that killed a 78-year-old man in Florida, cops told TMZ Sports.
It said a 78-year-old man died two weeks after the June 9 crash near Ballenisles Drive and Northlake Boulevard.
According to the website, Williams said she was trying to make it through an intersection in Palm Beach Gardens on June 9 inside her huge Mercedes Benz SUV, but traffic backed up and she got stuck blocking traffic. The car, driven by the wife of the victim, then T-boned Williams’ SUV.
Jerome Barson suffered head trauma and died two weeks after the accident.
“[Venus] is at fault for violating the right of way of [the other driver],” the police report reads, according to the gossip website.
There was no evidence Williams was under the influence of drugs or alcohol or distracted by a cellphone, TMZ reports.
Williams, 37, is expected to play in Wimbledon next week.
Venus Williams caused a car accident that sent a 78-year-old man to an ICU unit where he died 14 days later ... according to a police report obtained by TMZ Sports.
The driver of the other car -- the wife of the victim -- told cops she was approaching an intersection westbound in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida on June 9 when Venus' northbound Mercedes Benz SUV suddenly darted into the intersection. The other driver says there was no time to stop and she T-boned Venus' vehicle.
Venus told cops she was trying to make it through the intersection but there was a traffic backup and she had to slow down to a crawl, with her Mercedes Benz SUV exposed in the intersection.
The driver's husband, Jerome Barson, suffered head trauma and was taken to a hospital and placed in ICU. He never recovered and died 2 weeks later. Barson's wife was also taken to the hospital with broken bones and other injuries, but survived ... according to her attorney Michael Steinger.
Cops say Venus caused the accident. According to the police report, "[Venus] is at fault for violating the right of way of [the other driver]." With the
Mercedes Benz SUV that she drives, she felt that she could push around other drivers.
Police say in the report there was no evidence Venus was under the influence of drugs or alcohol. They also say there's no evidence she was distracted by an electronic device.
We reached out to Williams for comment -- so far, no word back.