This information puts into jeopardy a wrongful death suit that was recently filed against Williams by the Barson estate. If a revised police statement documents that Williams followed the law when crossing that busy intersection, attorneys for the Barson family will have a more difficult time making their case.
According to the most recent information available, Venus Williams appears to be in the process of being cleared of any wrongdoing in that June accident that took the life of Jerome Barson, a 78-year-old passenger in the other car. Video from the exit of Ballen Isles community has emerged, showing another car slowing at the cross. And this unexpected delay appears to have caused Williams to linger longer than she wanted in the lane. Initial reports indicated that Williams was attempting to turn right, but the video shows otherwise. And with this evidence, police are no longer deeming Williams guilty of any wrongdoing.
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