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Attorneys Seek Venus Williams' Cellphone in Fatal Crash

  • Associated Press

This photo taken from a body camera on June 9, 2017, shows tennis star Venus Williams listening to Palm Beach Gardens Police Officer David Dowling following a car crash in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

Attorneys for the family of a 78-year-old Florida man who died after a vehicle crash with tennis star Venus Williams are asking to search her cellphone.

The Palm Beach Post reports attorneys at Steinger, Iscoe and Green filed a motion Friday requesting to have a forensic expert examine Williams' phone to determine what she may have been doing when the June 9 crash happened. Jerome Barson - a passenger in the car his wife was driving -died two weeks after the crash.

The motion states that "evidence gathered thus far indicated [Williams] may have been distracted and or unnecessarily delayed" in her reaction to a traffic signal or surrounding traffic. Earlier last month, Williams and her attorney objected to a motion asking to see her cellphone records.

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