The office confirmed Tuesday afternoon that the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department presented the case in connection with the fatal February crash to the Major Crimes Division, responsible for handling high-profile cases.
Sherriff’s Det Richard Curry told the Los Angeles Times that Caitlyn appeared to have been driving at an unsafe speed for the road conditions at the time, although she had been within the speed limit. If prosecutors make a decision to charge Jenner, she will be charged with misdemeanor manslaughter, at most, the source said.
Her attorney, Blair Berk, declined to comment.
Jenner was unable to stop in time and her SUV rear-ended two cars, pushing a Lexus into oncoming traffic and also hitting a Toyota Prius.
Typically, a single misdemeanor manslaughter charge could carry a sentence of a year in jail, but legal experts say a jail term would be unlikely.
Lost life: Kim Howe, 69, who was driving a white Lexus, pictured right after the crash, died at the scene.
Drugs and alchol were not a factor in the crash, said attorney Dmitry Gorin.
Bruce was driving: The deadly crash occurred before the former Olympian went public with her transgender transition.
“It is a devastating tragedy, and I can not pretend to imagine what this family is going through at this time”. She was formerly known as Bruce Jenner, best known as the father figure of the Kardashian family and 1976 Olympic decathlon gold medal victor .
LA County sheriff’s detectives passed their findings to prosecutors on Tuesday (25.08.15) so they may decide the fate of the “I Am Cait” star, who they allege “set off a chain of events” that resulted in the death of Kim Howe in a multi-car pile up.