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Venus Williams is being blamed for the death of a 78-year-old man in a recent car crash in Florida.

The 78-year-old man went to an ICU unit where he died 14 days later.

The driver of the other car — the wife of the victim — told cops she was approaching an intersection westbound in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida on June 9 when Venus’ northbound SUV suddenly darted into the intersection. The other driver says there was no time to stop and she T-boned Venus’ vehicle. Venus told cops she was trying to make it through the intersection but there was a traffic backup and she had to slow down to a crawl, with her car exposed in the intersection. The driver’s husband, Jerome Barson, suffered head trauma and was taken to a hospital and placed in ICU.

He never recovered and died 2 weeks later. Barson’s wife was also taken to the hospital with broken bones and other injuries, but survived … according to her attorney Michael Steinger. Cops say Venus caused the accident. According to the police report, “[Venus] is at fault for violating the right of way of [the other driver].”


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