/Venus Williams sued by estate of man fatally hurt in crash

Venus Williams sued by estate of man fatally hurt in crash


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Published 2:17 p.m. ET June 30, 2017 | Updated 4:38 p.m. ET June 30, 2017

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Tennis star Venus Williams is being sued by the estate of a Florida man who died after a car crash police say she caused.

An attorney representing the family of Jerome Barson, 78, filed the lawsuit Friday in Palm Beach County Circuit Court, seeking unspecified damages. The lawsuit came one day after Palm Beach Gardens police released a report saying Williams caused the June 9 crash that left Barson with a fractured spine and numerous internal injuries. He died June 22.

Attorney Michael Steinger accuses Williams, 37, of running a red light, failing to yield the right-of way,…

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