Williams to face no charges after fatal crash

By BBC: Friday, December 22nd 2017 at 00:00 GMT +3 | Tennis
Venus Williams of the United States celebrates winning against Japan's Naomi Osaka in their Women's Singles Match on day five at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London Friday, July 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Tennis player Venus Williams will not be charged over her involvement in a car crash that led to the death of a 78-year-old man, a police report says.

Jerome Barson's family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Williams. Palm Beach Gardens police initially said the 37-year-old American was at fault, but footage emerged in July that they said showed her driving lawfully. "Based on this investigation and relevant Florida statutes, no charges will be filed." Barson was a passenger in a car - driven by his wife Linda - that collided with Williams' SUV.

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