Venus Williams Cleared of Wrongdoing in Fatal Car Crash After Release of New Video
Police said the tennis star "lawfully entered" the intersection.
Venus Williams didn’t break the law during a fatal car crash in Florida last month, although authorities previously said she was at fault.
A newly released video of the crash by Palm Beach Gardens police shows Williams' 2010 Toyota Sequoia entering an intersection on a six-lane highway while she had the green light.
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In the video, Williams pauses before continuing into the intersection before her vehicle is T-boned by a Hyundai.
The Hyundai was driven by Linda Barson, whose 78-year-old husband, Jerome, later died of his injuries.
Police said the video was obtained from the guard gate of a nearby residential community, according to reports.
“The vehicle driven by Venus Williams lawfully entered the intersection on a circular green traffic signal, and attempted to travel north through the intersection to Ballenisles Drive,” police said in a statement that exonerated the tennis star.
Police initially said Williams was at fault and violated Barson’s right of way during the June 9 accident.
Williams broke down in tears Monday during her first public appearance since the crash before police released the new information.
“There's no words to describe,” she said. “I'm speechless.”
Read: Lawyer Alleges Cover-Up in Investigation of Venus Williams After Fatal Crash
The Barson family filed a wrongful death suit against the seven-time Grand Slam winner after the crash.
It is not clear whether they will continue with the suit in light of new evidence.
Watch: Venus Williams Breaks Down in Tears at Wimbledon While Talking About Fatal Crash
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