Police Say Venus Williams at Fault in Fatal Traffic Accident June 9
Venus Williams In Tears Discussing Fatal Crash After 1st Rd Wimbledon Win (VIDEO)
The realization that she took a person’s life really hit tennis star Venus Williams hard on Monday at a press conference.
Williams opened Wimbledon with a 7-6 (7), 6-4 win over Elise Mertens, but following that victory she was asked about the fatal accident last month that claimed the life of 78-year-old Jerome Barson.
“There are really no words to describe, like, how devastating and — yeah,” Williams said. “I’m completely speechless. It’s just — yeah, I mean, I’m just …”
“I am devastated and heartbroken by this accident,” Williams wrote. “My heartfelt condolences go out to the family and friends of Jerome Barson and I continue to keep them in my thoughts and prayers.”
Venus Williams got emotional in her Wimbledon press conference when asked about her car accident pic.twitter.com/ROra21j8KY
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Venus was found to be at fault in the June 9 accident in Palm Beach Garden and is facing a wrongful death lawsuit from Barson’s family.