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Venus Williams Did Not Break the Law During Fatal Car Crash, According to Police

Venus Williams did not break the law in a deadly car accident last month.

A new video shows that the 37-year-old tennis star legally entered the intersection where the accident occurred.

In the video, Venus‘ car can be seen entering the intersection under a green light, pausing briefly in the intersection and then continuing.

Moments later, her car was struck by a driver, whose 78-year-old husband later died of injuries sustained in the accident.

“The update from the Palm Beach Gardens Police Department and video released today show that Venus lawfully entered the intersection on a green light and was impeded in her progress through the intersection,” her attorney Malcom Cunningham said in a statement.

He continued, “As the Palm Beach Gardens Police Department points out, once Ms. Williams entered the intersection lawfully, she had the right to proceed through the intersection and other vehicles including those with a red light changing to green, were obligated to yield the right-of-way to Ms. Williams.”

Venus‘ attorney added that she “remains deeply saddened by the loss suffered by the Barson family and continues to keep them in her thoughts and prayers.”

Venus Williams Becomes Visibly Emotional When Asked About Deadly Car Accident (Video)

Venus Williams became very emotional during her press conference at Wimbledon after defeating Elise Mertens on Monday (July 3) at the London, England-based competition.

The 37-year-old tennis star was asked about killing 78-year-old Jerome Barson in a car accident last month in Florida.

“There are really no words to describe, like, how devastating and — yeah. I’m completely speechless. It’s just …” Venus said during the press conference before choking back tears. Watch the moment below.

The family of the victim has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Venus for negligence.

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Venus Williams Says She's 'Heartbroken' After Deadly Car Crash

Venus Williams has broken her silence after being involved in a deadly car crash in Florida last month.

The 37-year-old tennis pro took to Facebook to share how “heartbroken” she after a 78-year-old man died from the crash.

“I am devasted and heartbroken by this accident. My heartfelt condolences go out to the family and friends of Jerome Barson and I continue to keep them in my thoughts and prayers,” Venus wrote.

Earlier this week, Florida police said that Venus is at fault for the accident for “violating the right of way” of the other driver.

Venus has not been issued any citations or traffic violations for the crash.

Venus Williams at Fault for Fatal Car Crash, Police Say

Venus Williams was involved in a fatal car crash on June 9 and now the police say she was at fault for the accident.

The tennis player was traveling north in a backed-up intersection in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida and another car traveling west crashed into her vehicle. The driver’s husband, a 78-year-old man, suffered a traumatic head injury and died in the hospital two weeks later. The driver suffered several broken bones.

“[Venus] is at fault for violating the right of way of [the other driver],” the police report said, according to TMZ.

A lawyer for Venus released a statement in which the tennis star expressed her condolences to the family of the deceased.

Ms. Williams entered the intersection on a green light,” the lawyer said. “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.”

Venus Williams Surprises the Middle School Teacher Who Changed Her Life - Watch Now!

Venus Williams is thanking one important teacher for changing her life!

The 36-year-old tennis star headed back to her hometown to have an emotional reunion with her teacher Ms. Vellegas at Mark Twain Middle School in Lynwood, Calif.

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Month, Venus dropped in on her former teacher’s class to say thank you believing in her potential.

Ms. Vellegas, I remember I felt inspired. I felt nourished. The care that she takes with each student, you can tell that there’s love in her heart,” Venus said of the teacher.

See all that Venus had to say in the video below…

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