According to People, after initially saying tennis star Venus Williams was at fault for the fatal car crash that killed a man, police said Friday she had “lawfully entered the intersection” and told PEOPLE there’s “no final determination” of who was at fault.
“After the initial investigation was conducted, new evidence into the incident was located,” a Palm Beach Gardens Police Department press release states. “Based on the evidence obtained in the ongoing investigation, it has been determined the vehicle driven by Venus Williams lawfully entered the intersection on a circular green traffic signal.”
From the beginning, Williams maintained that she had entered the intersection on June 9 on a green light. But the initial police report, which said Williams, 37, was driving about 5 mph when the crash occurred, alleged Williams was “at fault for violating the right of way of” the other driver.
Now, Palm Beach Gardens police say the investigation is ongoing and it is unclear who is at fault. The crash occurred on June 9, when Williams’ SUV and the vehicle in which 78-year-old Jerome Barson was a passenger collided. Barson was traveling home from running errands with his wife, Linda Barson, who was driving. After the crash he was taken to a local hospital and died two weeks later.