Williams speaks for first time after deadly crash

Venus Williams

Venus Williams has finally spoken out following her involvement in a car accident that resulted in the death of an elderly man.

According to reports, on June 9, the seven-time grand slam winner entered an intersection at a green light, but it was not her right of way. Williams collided with 78-year-old Jerome Barson's car. Barson died two weeks later in hospital from head injuries.

"I am devasted (sic) and heartbroken by this accident," the 37-year-old posted on Facebook on Saturday.

"My heartfelt condolences go out to the family and friends of Jerome Barson and I continue to keep them in my thoughts and prayers." 

The Barson family's lawyer has since filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Williams, who is currently in London at the All England Club for her 20th year at Wimbledon.