Caitlyn Jenner can face charges of involuntary manslaughter in connection with a February auto crash that killed one woman and injured seven.
Jenner was driving at an “unsafe speed” along the Pacific Coast Highway in her Escalade and rear-ended a Lexus Sedan which collided with a Toyota Prius. The Lexus then drove into oncoming traffic and was hit by a Hummer, killing Howe.
Investigators recently determined Caitlyn “set off a chain of events” that resulted in the death of a female driver, Kim Howe, in the multi-car pile-up on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu earlier this year.
If convicted, Jenner could face up to one year in county jail.
A sheriff’s spokesman confirmed to Reuters that the department’s investigators had concluded their investigation and would submit the case to the Los Angeles County District Attorney next week, but declined to say if those detectives would recommend a manslaughter charge. Steindorff has also sued Jenner over the crash. She would most likely face a fine or probation and maybe even a lesser charge such as driving too fast for conditions.
Vomhof said Jenner’s experience towing a loaded trailer may come into play in determining what’s ultimately charged, as well as how detailed the police investigation was in recording speeds and distances at the accident scene.
Caitlyn Jenner is causing a splash with her new self, but she still has to deal with things that happened back when she was still known as “Bruce”. But it was through marriage to the former Kris Kardashian that she became a household name with the reality TV series Keeping Up with the Kardashians, appearing as the sometimes bemused stepfather of her flamboyant daughters.
Jenner, in a statement, has said, “My heartfelt and deepest sympathies go out to the family and loved ones, and to all of those who were involved or injured in this awful accident”.
Attorneys for Howe’s step-children, Dana Redmond and William Howe, did not immediately return email messages seeking comment.
Jenner’s transition has played out in public over the past several months.