Venus Williams involved in fatal car crash

Multi-car crash sends one vehicle into the air

Venus Williams has been involved in a car crash which led to the death of a 78-year-old man in Florida.

The accident occurred on June 9, but the victim, Jerome Barson, has now succumbed to his injuries in hospital and the incident has come to light.

Palm Beach Gardens police, in Florida, have confirmed they are investigating the fatal crash, which involved the seven-time Grand Slam champion.

However, Williams’ lawyer has released a statement stressing that the 37-year-old did not commit any traffic offences and it was simply a tragic accident.

"Ms Williams entered the intersection on a green light,” Malcolm Cunningham told CNN.

“The police report estimates that Ms Williams was travelling at 5mph 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."