Video shows Venus Williams was cut off before fatal crash – The Boston Globe





Police in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., say security camera video shows tennis star Venus Williams legally entered an intersection June 9 but was cut off by another car, setting off a chain of events that resulted in a fatal crash with a third car. Williams, who was not hurt, has not been cited or charged and police say the crash, which killed 78-year-old Jerome Barson, remains under investigation. Police spokesman Major Paul Rogers said the video has caused investigators to rescind their original conclusion that Williams was at fault and that no blame has yet been determined. Jerome Barson’s estate has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Williams seeking unspecified damages. His wife, Linda Barson, 68, suffered numerous arm fractures.

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Indians manager Francona undergoes heart procedure

Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona will be unable to manage the American League All-Star team after undergoing a procedure Thursday at the Cleveland Clinic to correct an irregular heartbeat. The team said the 58-year-old ex-Red Sox manager had a cardiac ablation, in which a tube is inserted through the leg and guided to the heart. Damaged tissue is then treated with heat, cold or radio energy to help prompt regular heartbeats. He was admitted July 4 after doctors detected an arrhythmia. Francona had been experiencing dizziness, fatigue and rapid heart rate. He is resting comfortably and is expected to be discharged in a ‘‘day or two,’’ the Indians said Friday. The plan is for him to resume managing after the All-Star break. With Francona unable to manage the All-Stars in Miami next week, the job will fall to Indians bench coach Brad Mills . . . . . . Reds lefthander Brandon Finnegan had surgery after for a torn labrum in his right shoulder. Finnegan has been on the disabled list since June 28 . . . The Reds also signed righty Hunter Greene, taken second overall in last month’s draft, to a minor league deal with a $7.23 million signing bonus, the highest since constraints on draft spending began in 2012 and the highest ever for a high school pitcher.

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