Autopsy details injuries in fatal crash with Venus Williams
This photo taken from a body camera on June 9, 2017, shows tennis star Venus Williams listening to Palm Beach Gardens Police Officer Davis Dowlings following a car crash in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. (Palm Beach Gardens Police Department via AP)
The Associated Press
Published Friday, October 13, 2017 11:12AM EDT
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- A medical examiner says a Florida man died from complications of blunt force trauma suffered in a June car crash with tennis star Venus Williams.
Palm Beach County medical examiner, Dr. Michael Bell, said 78-year-old Jerome Barson suffered lacerations to his spleen and fractures to his pelvis and spine in the June 9 crash in Palm Beach Gardens.
Barson died 13 days after police say Williams drove into the path of the sedan Barsons' wife was driving. Williams was not injured and has not been cited or charged.
Barson's family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Williams.
In a Sun Sentinel report , Barson family spokeswoman Vivian Gomez to declined comment about the medical examiner's findings. One of Williams' attorneys, Malcolm Cunningham, said the lawsuit was still pending.