Jerome Barson killed in crash with tennis star Venus Williams in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

Modified Date: 
Wed, 12/20/2017 - 4:01pm
Accident Date: 
Friday, June 9, 2017

Report: Venus Williams at fault in fatal car crash

The June 9 incident happened at a Palm Beach Gardens intersection when Williams' SUV pulled too far into the intersection. 

Police Say Venus Williams At Fault In Fatal Car Crash

The driver of the other car — the wife of the victim — told police she was approaching the intersection when Venus’ northbound SUV suddenly entered the the intersection and that there was no time to stop and she ran into Venus’ vehicle.   

Venus Williams Speaks Out For the First Time Since Fatal Car Crash: 'I Am Devastated'

"I am devastated and heartbroken by this accident," Williams wrote. "My heartfelt condolences go out to the family and friends of Jerome Barson and I continue to keep them in my thoughts and prayers."                                           

Venus Williams sued by family of man who died after Florida crash

A civil complaint filed Friday, days before the revered Wimbledon tournament, claims that Williams was negligent in the June 9 crash near her Florida residence in Palm Beach Gardens. 

Venus Williams Granted Emergency Motion in Fatal Palm Beach Crash Case

Tennis star Venus Williams was granted an emergency motion to prevent the inspection of the two vehicles involved in a fatal Palm Beach County crash that police say she caused.

VIDEO: Police say Venus Williams had green light in fatal crash

Based on the evidence obtained in the ongoing investigation, it has been determined the vehicle driven by Venus Williams lawfully entered the intersection on a circular green traffic signal, and attempted to travel north through the intersection to BallenIsles Drive.

Venus Williams, other driver cleared in fatal crash

Investigators say video shows Williams had a green light when she entered a busy intersection but a car turned left in front of her, forcing her to stop. Williams then tried to get fully across but the Barsons’ light turned green and their car slammed into Williams’ SUV.     

Type: Car Accident
People Involved: 
Jerome Barson
Venus Williams


The crazy old lady entered the intersection going at least 35mph one second after the light turned green.  It seems that she is the one at fault ...

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