No criminal charges against Venus Williams in fatal car crash case

ANI | Updated: Dec 21, 2017 13:09 IST

London [UK], Dec 21 (ANI): The police on Thursday said that criminal charges will not be filed against American tennis player Venus Williams in connection with the June fatal car crash, in which a person was killed.

"Based upon this investigation and relevant Florida State Statutes, no charges will be filed in this case," E!Online quoted the Palm Beach Gardens Police Department as saying.

On June 9, Williams was involved in a car collision with Jerome Barson and his wife near Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

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 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 charges would be filed in the car collision. (ANI)