UPDATE: Following police revealing Venus Williams was at fault for a deadly car crash on June 9th, the tennis star has spoken for the first time.
"I am devasted (sic) and heartbroken by this accident. My heartfelt condolences go out to the family and friends of Jerome Barson and I continue to keep them in my thoughts and prayers," Williams shared to Facebook.
The fatal collision in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida where Williams lives involved her, 78-year-old Jerome Barson and his 68-year-old wife, Linda Barson.
Jerome spent two weeks in hospital following the crash and later died from his injuries.
ORIGINAL: Tennis star Venus Williams was involved in a car crash in Palm Beach Gardens Florida on June 9th that resulted in a fatality, according to police reports obtained by TMZ.
A spokesman for the police department, Maj. Paul Rogers, revealed the crash was still under investigation, and declined to comment further.
The police report cites Williams at fault for the accident, but her lawyer noted she had not been charged.
“What we can say is that Palm Beach Gardens Police Department is currently conducting an investigation into a traffic crash involving Venus Williams,” Rogers said.
According to the report, Jerome Barson, 78, was injured in the car, which was being driven by his wife Linda, and died two weeks later.
Linda Barson told investigators she was approaching the intersection when her light turned green and she was unable to stop in time and crashed into the side of Williams’ SUV.
Ms Barson suffered unspecified moderate injuries, and 37-year-old Williams was not hurt.
Williams told investigators she had entered the six-lane intersection on a green light but had been forced to stop midway by traffic ahead of her. She said she did not see the Barsons' car when she crossed into their lanes.
Williams' attorney, Malcolm Cunningham, said in a statement Williams expressed "her deepest condolences to the family who lost a loved one".
The report also said she was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol.