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Officer told Venus Williams she caused fatal crash, according to video

Officer told Venus Williams she caused fatal crash, according to video

A police officer told tennis star Venus Williams she likely caused a crash that fatally injured an elderly man last month but didn't cite her, saying it appeared the actions of a third driver left her in a bad spot, body camera video shows.

The Palm Beach Gardens police video shows Williams walking uninjured and speaking calmly to officers minutes after the June 9 crash. The video also shows that the other vehicle's passenger, 78-year-old retired teacher Jerome Barson, was conscious but bleeding and confused. It was later determined he had a broken spine and internal injuries. He died June 22. His wife, driver Linda Barson, told officers she had a broken arm.

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