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Venus Williams sued by crash victims’ family in Florida

FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2017, file photo, Venus Williams answers questions at a press conference following her loss to sister Serena in the women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia. Florida police said Thursday, June 29, 2017, that Williams was in a car crash earlier this month. He said the June 9th crash was under investigation, but declined to give further details. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Tennis star Venus Williams is being sued by the family of a Florida man who died after a car crash police say she caused.

The Palm Beach County Court Clerk’s Office confirmed the family of 78-year-old Jerome Barson filed the lawsuit Friday.

Palm Beach Gardens police on Thursday released a report saying Williams caused the June 9 crash that left Barson seriously injured. He died two weeks later.

Investigators say witnesses and Barson’s wife, Linda, told them Williams’ SUV crossed in front of the Barsons’ sedan after the couple’s light turned green. Williams told investigators her light was green when she entered the six-lane intersection but she got stopped midpoint by traffic and didn’t see the Barsons’ car before she crossed their lane.

She has not been cited or charged.

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