Palm Beach Gardens Police said in June that Williams caused a car crash that led to the death of a passenger in another vehicle. Police initially said Williams, driving a 2010 Toyota Sequoia SUV, ran a red light and caused a crash that injured 78-year-old Jerome Barson, who died two weeks later. Barson’s wife, Linda, was driving the vehicle.
Police on Friday said the newly-released video footage shows that Williams entered the intersection on a green light and stopped as a Nissan Altima passed in front of her.
Williams was pulling forward through the intersection when Linda Barson’s light turned green and she entered the intersection, colliding with Williams’ SUV.
Police said Friday she had “lawfully entered the intersection” and told PEOPLE there’s “no final determination” of who was at fault.
“After the initial investigation was conducted, new evidence into the incident was located,” a Palm Beach Gardens Police Department press release stated. “Based on the evidence obtained in the ongoing investigation, it has been determined the vehicle driven by Venus Williams lawfully entered the intersection on a circular green traffic signal.”
The crash is still under investigation, authorities said.