TMZ reports that Venus Williams has been found responsible for a June 9 car crash leading to the death of a 78-year-old man.
According to the police report obtained by TMZ, the wife of the victim told cops she was driving into an intersection at Northlake Boulevard and Ballen Isles Drive when Williams' SUV "darted" into the intersection, forcing her to crash into Williams.
The 37-year-old Williams told cops she was attempting to cross, but traffic buildup forced her to slow down while still in the intersection.
Jerome Barson was taken to the hospital with head trauma, where he died two weeks later. His wife suffered broken bones and other injuries.
Williams' attorney released this statement:
According to the police report, "[Venus] is at fault for violating the right of way of [the other driver]." There is no evidence that Williams was under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or driving distracted.
Williams has a residence in Palm Beach Gardens, where she also often trains.