If investigators for the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department have their way, Caitlyn Jenner will face manslaughter charges for a fatal crash in Malibu last February.
The case will be presented to prosecutors for final review by the end of August, Nishida said.
“Jenner’s case is going to go to the district attorney next week to see if it is worthy of a misdemeanor violation for involuntary manslaughter”, Det.
If convicted, Jenner faces up to one year in prison.
Kim Howe was the woman who died in the crash, passing away from the incident at the age of 69.
A day after the fatal crash took place, Jenner released a statement expressing her remorse and extending her sympathies to Howe’s family.
Police said Jenner cooperated with officers at the scene and passed a field sobriety test. I am praying for them.
The crash began when a Prius stalled in the northbound lanes of PCH and a Lexus, driven by 69-year-old Kimberly Howe, rear ended the Prius. “I will cooperate in any way possible” she said.
On Thursday, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department confirmed that it had concluded its investigation into the crash. Detectives are also asking for a misdemeanor charge against a third driver, Jessica Steindorff, for driving a vehicle with a suspended driver’s license.
Back in July, TMZ reported that Howe’s two adult stepchildren filed legal papers asking for more compensation, claiming Cait’s insurance policy – apparently capped at AU$671,320) – doesn’t cover her negligence.
The accident happened on February 7, before Jenner made her gender transition.
Jenner gained worldwide attention at the 1976 Olympic decathlon when she made a world record score for the 10-discipline event.
But it was through marriage to the former Kris Kardashian that Jenner once again became a household name with the reality TV series “Keeping Up with the Kardashians“, appearing as the sometimes bemused stepfather of her flamboyant daughters.