Jerome Barson


Age: 78

retired schoolteacher and chemist for the Department of Agriculture in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania who had suffered severe head trauma and numerous internal injuries after being involved in a fatal June 9 car accident with professional tennis player Venus Williams while his wife Linda Barson was driving the couple's sedan when it collided with Williams' sport-utility vehicle that legally entered a six-lane boulevard in the middle of an intersection westbound in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida and was forced to slow down because of traffic, in which a police report said that Williams was initially determined to be at fault in the crash as a result of "violating the right of way" of the other vehicle involved but the investigation into the accident is ongoing, and who had been hospitalized at an intensive care unit for the past two weeks after the accident.

Cause of Death: Injuries sustained in a car accident

Born: April 16, 1939

Died: June 22, 2017

West Palm Beach, Florida