Tennis sensation, Venus Williams was reduced to tears at a press conference during her first time speaking to the media since she was involved in a deadly car accident in June.
The 37-year-old tennis star was in a head on collision while in Florida. The accident left a 78-year-old man dead.
Williams, who had just beaten Elise Mertens in straight sets in her first round match at Wimbledon, was asked by a reporter to comment on the accident. She tried to respond but couldn’t speak, and just cried.
Reporters gave her a chance to gain composure but she decided to end the conference and leave.
Williams is said to be devastated and heartbroken over the death of the man killed, Jerome Barson. His family is filing a wrongful death lawsuit against her.
Police say Williams caused the crash by wrongly pulling out into the middle of a Palm Beach Gardens intersection.
A short clip of the conference is below:
JOIN THE MOVEMENT to SAVE THE NATIONAL ANTHEM
Please join the thousands of DML readers who have purchased a bumper sticker. CLICK HERE.
If you would like to receive Breaking News text alerts on a smartphone or tablet, download the DML APP which is completely FREE and easy to use. Go to the Google Play Store or the IOS App Store and search for DML APP. Be sure to keep the app’s notifications setting on. Another way to receive alerts is to text to 40404 the following message: follow @realdennislynch (be sure to put a space between the word follow and the @ symbol).
To see more stories like this, sign up below for Dennis Michael Lynch’s email newsletter.
Sign up to get breaking news alerts from Dennis Michael Lynch.
Spider bite leaves man fighting for his life