Venus Williams and the ongoing saga regarding the fatal car accident she was involved in has produced a new development. New video shows that the tennis star was not at fault, clashing with previous reports that she caused the wreck that left one man injured who later died.
Tennis star Venus Williams legally entered an intersection but was cut off by another car, setting off a chain of events that seconds later resulted in a fatal crash with a third car, police say video released Friday shows.
The video, taken by a security camera, shows Williams heading north as she stops her 2010 Toyota Sequoia SUV at a stoplight behind a white car as she exits her Palm Beach Gardens neighborhood shortly after 1 p.m. on June 9.
A statement delivered by the Palm Beach Gardens police department to the Palm Beach Post backed up the ESPN report by confirmed that footage shows Williams entered the intersection legally. The family of 78-year-old Jerome Barson is seeking a civil suit against Williams, with both sides agreeing last Friday to share onboard data from their vehicles.
The police say the investigation is still ongoing, but Williams has not been cited or charged with an offense. Williams is currently playing in the Wimbledon Open, advancing to the fourth round.