Venus Williams broke down discussing her involvement in the June fatal car crash

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Venus Williams was brought to tears during a recent press conference while discussing a fatal car crash she was involved in.

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According to TMZ, Williams was doing a presser at Wimbledon when a reporter asked her about her involvement in a Florida car accident that left an elderly man dead.

“I am completely speechless,” she said, fighting back tears. A moderator then jumped in and reminded the room that she is unable to further comment on the details of the crash.

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Williams is reportedly now being sued for wrongful death by the family of 78-year-old Jerome Barson. Barson’s wife, who was driving the car at the time of the incident, told police she was approaching an intersection in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., on June 9 when Williams’ SUV ran into the intersection. The woman claims she had no time to stop and T-boned Williams’ vehicle.

Barson was taken to the hospital following the accident and died in the ICU two weeks later.

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