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Friday, 30 June 2017 - 11:07
Venus Williams under investigation
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US tennis star Venus Williams has been involved in a car crash that led to the death of a 78-year-old man.

A spokesman for Palm Beach Gardens police in Florida confirmed to the BBC they were investigating a fatal crash involving the Grand Slam champion.

According to witness statements in a police report obtained by US media, The man who died, Jerome Barson, was travelling with his wife who was driving their vehicle through an intersection when the collision happened.

Ms Williams' car suddenly darted into their path and was unable to clear the junction in time due to traffic jams.

Barson  was taken to hospital after the accident on 9 June and died two weeks later from his injuries. 

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