by Kevin Skiver
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, police are investigating a car accident that involved tennis star Venus Williams and killed 78-year-old Jerome Barson. The accident, which occurred June 9, was first reported by TMZ Sports and later confirmed by the Palm Beach Gardens police. Barson died two weeks after the accident with head injuries incurred in the collision.
According to a police report, retrieved by ABC, Williams’ SUV ducked into an intersection. Mr. Barson’s wife, Linda Barson, 68, was unable to stop in time and hit Williams’ SUV with her compact car. She told police that she was driving through a green light when Williams cut in front of her. Williams said that traffic forced her to stop in the middle of a lane after hitting a green light, blocking traffic, and that’s when the collision occurred. She added that she didn’t see the Barsons’ car when she pulled into their lane.