Tennis star Venus Williams was at fault for a June 9 car crash that led to the death of the passenger in the other vehicle two weeks later, according to a police report that was first obtained by TMZ Sports.
Williams' 2010 Toyota Sequoia SUV drove into an intersection in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., near her residence. The other driver, identified as Linda Barson, said she could not stop her 2016 Hyundai Accent in time and hit Williams' car. The victim was identified as 78-year-old Jerome Barson in the police report.
"Ms. Williams entered the intersection on a green light," Williams' attorney Malcolm Cunningham said in a statement. "The police report estimates that Ms. Williams was traveling at 5 mph when Mrs. Barson crashed into her. Authorities did not issue Ms. Williams with any citations or traffic violations.
"This is an unfortunate accident and Venus expresses her deepest condolences to the family who lost a loved one."
According to the police report, the 37-year-old Williams was at fault for violating the right of way of the other vehicle. Williams has not been cited or charged. The police report says she was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Palm Beach Gardens police said the crash remains under investigation.