Tennis phenom Venus Williams was at fault in a fatal auto crash near her home in Palm Beach Gardens, according to a police report.
Barson's wife said that she had T-boned Williams' SUV when Williams abruptly entered an intersection.
Williams told police at the scene that she was attempting to cross the intersection but traffic was congested, forcing her to slow down while still driving in the intersection. Barson's wife says Williams suddenly darted into the intersection and there was no time for her to stop.
Police reports seen by USA website TMZ said five-time Wimbledon champ Venus "violated" Linda's right of way in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. "The police report said: "[Venus] is at fault for violating the right of way of [the other driver]", TMZ added.
The driver was taken to the hospital after reportedly suffering broken bones.
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He would not say if police were probing Williams or whether the family would be looking for compensation.
In September 2009 she was stopped in a 2009 Mercedes Benz by the Jupiter Police Department and cited for driving with no proof of her insurance.
Major Paul Rogers, Palm Beach Gardens police spokesman, said he could not comment on whether Williams is facing charges as the investigation is not yet complete. She paid a $163 fine after that incident.
Williams, a victor of seven Grand Slam singles titles, is expected to play in her 20th Wimbledon tournament in July.