Venus Williams Only the Latest Celeb to be Involved in a Fatal Car Accident

Venus Villiams' Fatal Car Accident and Other Celebs Who Have Killed
Venus Williams of the United States reacts in her women's singles fourth round match against Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland during day eight of the French Open at Roland Garros on June 4, 2017 in Paris, France. The tennis star was involved in a deadly car crash that killed an elderly man, according to reports on June 29, 2017 Getty Images/Julian Finney

Venus Williams was recently involved in a fatal car crash that claimed the life of a 78-year-old man in Florida. Palm Beach Gardens p0lice said the tennis star was at fault for violating "the right of way" belonging to driver Linda Barson, 67, whose husband, Jerome Barson, was in the passenger's seat.

The accident was first reported by TMZ.

Although the crash is still under investigation, a police report said on June 9 Williams was crossing an intersection in Palm Beach Gardens while driving at 5 mph when Linda Barson, who had the right of way, struck her vehicle, The New York Times reported Thursday. At the time of the accident, Jerome Barson suffered injuries, which he died from two weeks later.

Neither driver was listed under the influence of any drugs or alcohol, and Williams' lawyer Malcolm Cunningham said the athlete had not been cited or charged in the accident. In a statement, Cunningham said Williams expressed her "deepest condolences" for the loved ones of Jerome Barson.

The five-time Grand Slam winner, who is the sister of tennis pro Serena Williams, has had run-ins with the law regarding vehicle violations previously. Back in 2011 she was cited for driving without proof of insurance in Palm Beach County, Florida, and in 2013 she was ticketed for driving with a suspended license.

Read on for a list of a few more celebrities who have been involved in fatalities.

Brandy Norwood was involved in a car crashed that killed a woman in 2006
Brandy performs during the LA Pride Music Festival and Parade 2017 on June 11, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. Chelsea Guglielmino/Getty Images

Brandy Norwood: In 2006, the R&B singer was involved in a fatal car accident in Los Angeles that claimed the life of a 38-year-old mother of two. No alcohol or drugs had been cited at the time of the accident, but investigators still suggested for the singer to be charged with misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter, which carried a minimum one-year jail sentence. However, following the year-long trial, the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office vetoed the charge after determining that there was insufficient evidence to find Norwood guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

Aaron Hernandez was convicted on murder charges in 2015
Aaron Hernandez #81 of the New England Patriots smiles from the sidelines in the fourth quarter during a game against the Houston Texans at Gillette Stadium on December 10, 2012 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. Jim Rogash/Getty Images

Aaron Hernandez: The former NFL star, who once played for the New England Patriots, was found guilty of first-degree murder in the 2013 death of his one-time friend, Odin Lloyd. He was sentenced to serve life in prison without a chance of parole along with an additional two-and-a-half-year and six-to-three-months sentences for two other convictions, including unlawful possession of a firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition. While in prison, Hernandez took his own life and was found hanging from his cell in April 2017.

Caitlyn Jener was involved in a car crash that killed a woman in 2015
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Caitlyn Jenner: The former U.S. Olympian avoided charges for her role in a 2015 four-car collision that claimed the life of a 69-year-old woman in Malibu, California. Jenner, who was 64 years old at the time of the accident, was driving below the speed limit when her Cadillac SUV crashed into the victim's Lexus from behind, causing the woman's car to spin out into oncoming traffic where she was hit by another SUV, police said. However, through an evaluation worksheet, prosecutors said it couldn't be proved that Jenner caused the accident by negligent driving and decided not to charge her with vehicular manslaughter.

Mitt Romney was involved in a car crash that killed a woman in 1968
Mitt Romney speaks to reporters after dining with President-elect Donald Trump at Jean Georges restaurant, November 29, 2016 in New York City. Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Mitt Romney: The former Republican presidential candidate was just a 21-year-old missionary when he was driving in France and wound up in a fatal car crash, which killed Leola Anderson, the wife of the president of the Mormon mission to France, H. Duane Anderson. The car, which four other people were in at the time, was hit head-on by another vehicle on June 16, 1968. Romney, who car survivors said wasn't at fault for the accident, suffered serious injuries from the crash and was even presumed to be dead immediately after the collision.

Phil Spector was convicted on murder charges in 2009
Phil Spector looks at the jury as it they arrive before the verdict was read at Los Angeles Criminal Courts April 13, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. Spector was found guilty of second degree murder during the re-trial in the shooting death of actress Lana Clarkson six years ago. Al Seib-Pool/Getty Images

Phil Spector: In 2009, the legendary pop producer was found guilty for the murder of actress Lana Clarkson, who died from a gunshot wound to the face in Spector's California mansion just six years previously. During Spector's lengthy trial, in which he pleaded not guilty, his lawyers tried to allege that the woman was suicidal. However, accounts of Spector's reckless and violent behavior when under the influence on the behalf of several female witnesses led a judge to convict the music mogul, sentencing him to 19 years in prison.

Matthew Broderick was involved in a car accident that killed two women in 1987
Actor Matthew Broderick at the Center Theatre Group 50th Anniversary Celebration at Ahmanson Theatre on May 20, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Rich Polk/Getty Images for Center Theatre Group

Matthew Broderick: The actor was wrapping up the film "Biloxi Blues" in 1987 when he was involved in a fatal car accident that killed two people. While driving down a slick road in Ireland following a rain storm, Broderick's car collided head-on with another vehicle, causing the nearly instant deaths of a 28-year-old and her mother. Broderick, who suffered a broken leg and cuts on his face, pleaded guilty to reckless driving but was only assessed a fine.

Vince Neil was involved in a car crash that killed a man in 1985
Vince Neil performs during the 38th Annual Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race concert at the Grand Prix of Long Beach on April 18, 2015 in Long Beach, California. Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

Vince Neil: A 15-day jail sentence, five years' probation, 200 hours of community service and a $2.6 million fine was all the Mötley Crüe frontman was sentenced with after he caused a car crash in 1985 that left passenger and Hanoi Rocks drummer Nicholas "Razzle" Dingley dead. Neil was reportedly drunk well before he got behind the wheel to drive to a liquor store in Redondo Beach, California. At some point during the drive, the rock star lost control of the vehicle and crashed into another car. Two other people in the car suffered brain injuries.

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