Venus Williams won't be charged in deadly auto crash

Seven-time grand slam singles champion Venus Williams

No charges will be filed against tennis star Venus Williams and a second driver over a auto crash that left one dead in June, Florida authorities said Wednesday.

"Based upon this investigation and relevant Florida state statutes, no charges will be filed in this case", police wrote, according to the Sun Sentinel's Tonya Alanez and Erika Pesantes.

Police concluded neither driver was at fault and no charges would be filed in the collision which took place in a busy intersection in Palm Beach Gardens, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel newspaper reported on Wednesday.

On the basis of the video, police said in a statement shortly after the crash that, "the vehicle driven by Venus Williams lawfully entered the intersection on a circular green traffic signal, and attempted to travel north through the intersection".

Barson drove into the intersection when the light turned green, striking Williams' vehicle.

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The tennis star, 37, broke down in tears at Wimbledon in July when reporters questioned her about the wreck.

Williams has not commented publicly on the report reportedly clearing her of blame. "I never saw that vehicle coming", Williams told an officer at the scene. "I'm not giving you a citation, because I don't feel comfortable writing a citation when I'm not 100 percent sure. The police report estimates that Ms. Williams was traveling at 5 miles per hour when Mrs. Barson crashed into her. Authorities did not issue Ms. Williams with any citations or traffic violations".

Tennis champ and goddess-on-earth Serena Williams has had quite an eventful year, having given birth to her first child in September and then tying the knot with her love Alexis Ohanian at a star-studded fairytale wedding a couple of months later. While there, he developed multi-organ failure and remained in the intensive care unit until his death 13 days after the crash, according to the autopsy.

Police initially found Williams at fault for the accident, but they later released a statement saying she entered the intersection legally.

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