Venus Williams Settles In Fatal Car Crash Case
According to a report by TMZ, ace tennis star, Venus Williams has reached a settlement with the family of the man who died in the Florida car accident she had last year.
According to court documents filed in Palm Beach County, Jerome Barson’s estate and the Williams reached an agreement last week.
Although it is unclear how much money changed hands, the documents show there was a financial settlement that will cover certain expenses.
It is also learnt that both sides are paying their own attorneys’ fees in the wrongful death suit.
The accident happened when Jerome’s wife was driving and he was the passenger in the sedan that T-boned Venus as she drove through a busy Palm Beach Gardens intersection in 2017. Venus was cleared of criminal charges after the police determined she was “caught in the middle” of the intersection when her light turned red.
The Barsons had a green light and barreled into Venus’ SUV. Jerome died from his injuries 14 days after the accident. His wife, Linda, was also injured.