Venus Williams responds about fatal crash: 'I am devastated and heartbroken'

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Two weeks after tennis superstar Venus Williams was involved in a auto crash in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, that resulted in a man's death, she has spoken out about the accident.

Williams' attorney denies his client's fault in the accident but the deceased's wife says, according to a police report, that she had been approaching an intersection when Williams' Toyota SUV darted suddenly, causing Linda to T-bone Williams' vehicle.

The police reports show that witnesses saw Williams run a red light and crash into the auto Barson's wife, Linda, was driving.

"This is an unfortunate accident and Venus expresses her deepest condolences to the family who lost a loved one", he said.

While Williams was not given a citation by police for the crash, she was found at fault for failing to yield the right of way, according to a police report filed by the Palm Beach Gardens Police Department.

"The driver of (Williams' car) is at fault for violating the right of way of", the investigating officer concluded. The Times and CNN are also reporting that Barson's family has filed a wrongful death suit against Williams.

The deceased, who was left with a fractured spine and numerous internal injuries after the incident, died on June 22. Ms Williams also said she did not see the Barsons' auto when she crossed the intersection.

Williams is now ranked 11th in the world and seeded 10th at the Wimbledon tournament, which she has won five times. The Accent smashed into the side of the Sequoia.

Venus Williams has broken her silence following the fatal vehicle crash in which a 78-year-old man was killed.

Williams' agent did not immediately respond to request for comment from Business Insider.

Williams, now ranked 11th in the world, is scheduled to begin her quest for a sixth Wimbledon singles crown next week.

The police report estimated Williams was travelling at about five miles per hour at the time of impact and was not distracted or suspected of any drug or alcohol use.



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