|Venus Williams faces a courtroom after she was involved in a car accident that killed a 78-year old man.|
A 78-year old man was killed.
"I am devastated and heartbroken by this accident," Williams said on social media. "My heartfelt condolences go out to the family and friends of Jerome Barson and I continue to keep them in my thought and prayers."
This event happen on June 8th and it just started seeing the light of day.
The Palm Beach Gardens Police said the Williams violated the right of way and an investigation continues.
Esther Linda Barson the wife of the victim said, she was driving westbound through a green light on a local road. She t-boned Williams car. Barson was injured but her husband sustained most of the injuries. He had severe head injuries. Williams was allegedly distracted by her phone. She rolled through a little slow when the car that hit her tired to brake,. The car crashed sending Barson and his wife into th windshield.
Now the family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the tennis star.
They want a jury trial to make a judgment for damages against Williams with interests, medical and personal costs.
She head to London for Wimbledon.
Williams is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.