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Tennis star Venus Williams 'at fault' over car crash that led to passenger death

Tennis player Venus Williams was involved in a car crash, police say
Tennis player Venus Williams was involved in a car crash, police say

Tennis star Venus Williams was at fault in a car crash that led to the death of a passenger in another vehicle, police say.

Palm Beach Gardens police in Florida have released a report saying Williams was at fault in a crash on June 9.

It injured 79-year-old Jerome Barson and he died two weeks later.

The report says Williams was driving her 2010 Toyota Sequoia SUV when witnesses say she ran a red light into the path of a sedan driven by Mr Barson's wife, Linda.

Major Paul Rogers said the crash remains under investigation. Williams has not been cited or charged.

Her lawyer Malcolm Cunningham said in a statement that Williams expressed "her deepest condolences to the family who lost a loved one".

He said the light was green when she entered the intersection.

The crash was first reported by TMZ.

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