Venus Williams settles fatal crash lawsuit

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Venus Williams has reached a settlement in the wrongful death lawsuit filed against her previous year.

78-year-old Jerome Barson passed away two weeks later from head trauma damages from the accident.

Williams reached a settlement with Barson's estate last week, though it was unclear for how much, according to TMZ.

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While the documents indicated that a settlement had been reached, the terms of the agreement, including any monetary sum, were not disclosed.

Palm Beach Gardens police previously cleared both Williams and Barson's wife, Linda, in the June 2017 crash that fatally injured Barson.

A report into the incident says that an unidentified third vehicle illegally crossed Ms Williams's path as she tried to move through a busy motorway on a green light near her home. Williams then tried to get fully across, but the Barsons' light turned green and their auto slammed into Williams' SUV. Barson's husband Jerome, who sat in the passenger seat of Linda's auto, died 14 days later from blunt traumatic injuries.

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