Venus Williams won’t be charged for fatal crash

Contrary to initial reports that she was at fault in a fatal Florida car accident in June, Venus Williams is not to blame and will not be charged for the collision, an investigative report by Palm Beach Gardens police said this week.

As NPR’s Colin Dwyer notes, authorities initially suggested that Williams had run a red light before the collision, and body camera footage later revealed that the officer on the scene “told Williams he’d say she was at fault” before adding that he didn’t feel comfortable “writing a citation when I’m not a hundred percent sure, and I’m not a hundred percent sure in this case.” The police’s investigative report, relayed by the Sun-Sentinel, “concluded that neither Barson nor Williams violated the other’s right of way” at the intersection where the crash occurred.