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Attorneys seek Venus Williams’ cellphone in fatal crash

2017 French Open - Day Eight

PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 04: Venus Williams of the United States reacts in her women’s singles fourth round match against Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland during day eight of the French Open at Roland Garros on June 4, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

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PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla.--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.