New reports say the reality star could face manslaughter charges and an expensive criminal trial following her deadly vehicle crash earlier this year.
The February pile-up resulted in the death of motorist Kim Howe, while Jessica Steindorff, whose Prius was also involved in the crash, has sued the Olympian. However, the investigation found enough evidence to support a vehicular manslaughter count, Nishida said. None of the parties involved have spoken up about the latest developments as of this writing.
Howe’s four step-children filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Jenner in May.
The suit called for unspecified damages and the cost of the suit.
Jenner was unable to stop in time and her SUV rear-ended two cars, pushing the Lexus into oncoming traffic. “Sheriff’s Sgt. Philip Brooks said, “[She] did not appear intoxicated or under the influence of anything at the time”.
Jenner was hauling an off-road vehicle on a trailer behind her Cadillac when she steered to avoid cars slowing for a traffic light on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu.
The Lexus driver, 69-year-old Kim Howe, was killed when her auto was struck head-on by a Hummer. Mike Parker tweeted the day of the crash. It is a devastating tragedy and I can not pretend to imagine what this family is going through at this time.
Police said Jenner cooperated with officers at the scene and passed a field sobriety test. I am praying for them.
A few weeks later and reportedly against his family’s advice, he signed a deal with E! for the current docu-series I Am Cait, continued with his plans to transition to female, and decided to stick to the schedule he had for coming out.
Jenner told investigators she was being followed by paparazzi at the time of the crash, but she was not evading them.
The accident happened in February, a few months before Ms Jenner, 65, from Keeping Up with the Kardashians, announced she was transgender.