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Not My Fault! Venus Williams Thinks Third Driver To Blame For Fatal Car Crash

Oct. 14 2017, Updated 11:01 p.m. ET

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Tennis ace Venus Williams believes that a third driver was to blame for the fatal car crash that left one man dead.

Latest court documents reveal the tennis star and her lawyers claim that an unidentified individual was operating a dark color sedan type vehicle around the time of the crash.

Moments before the fatal impact her lawyers allege that the driver "in breach and violation of the duties owed to those on the road, completed an improper left-hand-turn in front and in violation of the right of way of the vehicle operated by Ms. Williams causing her to slow and stop in order to avoid contact."

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The documents conclude: "As a direct and proximate result of the negligence and breach of duty by the operator of the sedan, the vehicle operated by Linda A. Barson subsequently impacted the vehicle driven by Ms. Williams."

Barson was driving her husband Jerome Barson in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, at the time. She received broken bones and other injuries in the crash but her husband died two weeks later from head injuries sustained in the accident.

The Barson family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Williams as a result of the accident which happened on June 9, 2017, and which was captured on video.

Williams, 37. broke down in tears when asked about the crash during a press conference and her legal team has since requested a trial by jury if the case continues.

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