Venus Williams reaches settlement in fatal crash case

California [USA], Nov 21 (ANI): Former world number one Venus Williams has reached a settlement in a wrongful death lawsuit with the family of a person who died in a fatal car crash that she had in June last year. The amount of money involved in the agreement is not known but the court documents confirm that the settlement is financial in nature which would cover certain expenses, TMZ Sports reported. On June 9, Williams was involved in a car collision with Jerome Barson and his wife near Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The 78-year-old man died 13 days after the accident while undergoing treatment. After his death, the Barson family filed a wrongful death suit against Williams. Police had initially said that Williams was being held responsible for "violating the right of way of [the other driver]." However, the final report found that neither Williams nor the Barsons had violated the rule and no criminal charges would be filed in the car collision. (ANI)
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