'Heartbroken': Venus Williams breaks silence on fatal auto crash in Florida

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Reuters reported that the investigating police officer said Williams was to blame for failing to yield the right of way to another motorist at a four-way intersection.

"I am [devastated] and heartbroken by this accident. I'm completely speechless. It's just".

Venus Williams has said she is "heartbroken" over a fatal vehicle crash in the United States which led to the death of a 78-year-old man.

According to reports, witnesses told investigators that the 37-year-old ran a red light while driving her 2010 Toyota Sequoia SUV, resulting to the crash.

Williams was cited in Palm Beach County, Florida, for driving without proof of insurance in 2011 and for driving with a suspended license in 2013.

As another round of competition kicks off at Wimbledon, the world-famous athlete couldn't avoid questions from the media about her involvement in a fatal vehicle accident.

VENUS WILLIAMS broke down in tears unable to speak as she was quizzed for the first time about her involvement in a auto crash that left one person dead. She later came back and answered a few more questions.

"I am devastated and heartbroken by this accident", she wrote in the post to her Facebook followers.

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Police say Venus was at fault in the June 9 auto accident in Florida, although she was not issued a citation or charged with any crime.

Williams was talking to the media after coming through a tricky first-round match against Belgian Elise Mertens where she emerged with a 7-6 (7) 6-4 victory.

A police report from Palm Beach Gardens found Williams to be at fault for "violating" the right of way, but an investigation continues.

Barson suffered head injuries during the incident and died two weeks later.

A spokesman then told the pool of reporters that Williams can't comment further on the case.

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When she was asked how she was coping mentally, Williams added: "I have no idea what tomorrow will bring".

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