Please keep tennis player Venus Williams and the family of a man who lost his life in a car accident in your prayers. The big sister of the Williams sisters tennis duo is said to be responsible for a car accident in South Florida where 78-year-old Jerome Barson died of head injuries. Williams told police she entered an intersection on a green light but had been forced to stop midpoint by traffic ahead of her, triggering the collision. She was traveling at 5 mph when she entered the intersection. Palm Beach Gardens police say the crash remains under investigation.
Williams, who has a home in Palm Beach Gardens, has not been cited or charged nor was she under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Williams has offered her sympathy to the Barson family. “This is an unfortunate accident, and Venus expresses her deepest condolences to the family who lost a loved one.”