/Venus Williams Faces Wrongful-Death Suit in Crash

Venus Williams Faces Wrongful-Death Suit in Crash

The accident happened as Williams’s car was crossing the intersection at about 5 miles per hour and Barson’s car ran into it, the report said. It said Williams was at fault for “violating the right of way” of the other vehicle, though she was not cited. A police spokesman said on Thursday that the accident remained under investigation.

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Venus Williams’s vehicle is described as V1 in the police report on the accident.

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Palm Beach Gardens Police Department

Neither driver was suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs or of being distracted by electronics or other factors, according to the police report.

Witnesses told investigators that Williams ran a red light just as Barson’s car entered the intersection on a green light.

“The driver of V2 (Barson) advised she proceeded thru the intersection when V1 (Williams) cut across in front of V2, and V2 was unable to avoid crashing into V1,” the police report said.

According to the lawsuit, filed in Palm Beach County by Barson’s daughter, Audrey…

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