Venus Williams Settles With Family In Fatal Car Crash

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Terms of the agreement weren't released.
Paula Rogo Nov, 21, 2018

Venus Williams has settled the wrongful death lawsuit related to a fatal car crash in Florida last year.

According to CNN, Palm Beach County court records show the case was closed last week. Terms of the agreement weren’t included in the documents.

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The tennis star was involved in a fatal crash that killed 78-year-old Jerome Barson last June. He died two weeks later.

Barson’s wife, who was driving, suffered a broken arm. Williams was uninjured.

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Police initially said Williams, driving a 2010 Toyota Sequoia SUV, ran a red light and caused the crash. after Palm Beach Gardens police released an 18-page investigation detailing the accident, authorities later cleared her of wrongdoing and said no one was to blame.

The tennis champ broke down when asked about the crash during a press conference at last year’s Wimbledon championships in London.

Williams has not commented about the settlement.