Venus Williams Fatal Car Crash Reaches A Settlement. The crash killed a man in Florida back in June of 2017. Jerome Barson, 78, was in the car with his wife Linda Barson, 68, at the time of the crash. Unfortunately, he did not survive.
Last week, Venus Williams along with the family of Jerome Barson, who was killed in the collision, reached an agreement, according to court documents obtained by TMZ.
According to court docs filed in Palm Beach County, Jerome Barson’s estate and the tennis star reached an agreement last week. It’s unclear how much money changed hands, but according to the docs there was a financial settlement that will cover certain expenses.
Both sides are paying their own attorneys’ fees in the wrongful death suit. TMZ Sports obtained surveillance video showing the brutal accident.
Jerome’s wife was driving and he was the passenger in the sedan that T-boned Venus as she drove through a busy Palm Beach Gardens intersection in 2017.
Venus was cleared of criminal charges after cops determined she was “caught in the middle” of the intersection when her light turned red.
The Barsons had a green light and barreled into Venus’ SUV. Jerome died from his injuries 14 days after the accident. His wife, Linda, was also injured.
In times like this there is no easy agreement or anything that can cover the loss, but we are glad that both sides have come to an agreement to improve the impact.