Venus Williams blamed in fatal Palm Beach Gardens crash

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Police have said that tennis superstar Venus Williams is responsible for a vehicle accident that took a man's life earlier this month.

Palm Beach Gardens Police Department has been contacted for comment.

According to the report, the driver of the other auto, who also is the wife of the man, told police officers that William's SUV "suddenly darted into the intersection", causing her vehicle to T-bone into Williams' auto.

Another vehicle then T-boned Williams' SUV, injuring the driver and her husband.

"Many vehicular manslaughter cases involve allegations that the drivers was intoxicated".

The victim, Jerome Barson, was transported to the hospital, suffering from head trauma.

The officers did note in the report there was "no evidence Venus was under the influence of drugs or alcohol", nor was there "evidence she was distracted by an electronic device". Barson's wife was also hospitalized but survived. Rogers declined to say whether Williams had been found at fault.

In September 2009 she was stopped in a 2009 Mercedes Benz by the Jupiter Police Department and cited for driving with no proof of her insurance. She paid a $163 fine after that incident.

The 37-year-old tennis player allegedly drove her SUV into an intersection and was presumably blocking part of a lane.

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