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Victim's family asks again to look at Venus Williams's cellphone records at time of crash

Posted at 7:13 PM, Jul 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-31 19:13:22-04

The attorney for a man killed in a crash involving tennis star Venus Williams has filed a motion for a second time to look at Williams's cellphone records.

Evidence gathered indicates Williams might have been distracted or had unnecessary delays in her reaction to traffic signals, the attorney claims in the court record.

Jerome Barson died two weeks after the June 9 crash in the intersection of North Lake Blvd. and BallenIsles Dr.

Attorneys at Steinger, Iscoe & Greene representing the Barson family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Williams.

On July 11, the attorneys filed a motion to look at Williams's cellphone records, among other records requested.

The attorney for Williams objected to the request the following week.

Attorneys for the Barson family asked a judge on Friday for the second time to have access to the cellphone records at the time of the crash.