A deadly four-vehicle crash on California’s Pacific Coast Highway in February may earn Caitlyn Jenner a criminal charge for manslaughter, officials said Thursday.
Prosecutors will hear a presentation on the evidence next week and ultimately decide what to file, if anything, the source said.
Shiara Davila-Morales, the Chief of the Media Relations Division for the LA County District Attorney’s Office, said: “A case has not yet been presented to us and until that happens we cannot make a comment”.
Det. Richard Curry of the Sheriff’s Dept. has told Variety that “there’s a “50/50″ chance that she will be charged” because there’s “nothing really egregious” in the case.
If convicted of misdemeanor or involuntary manslaughter, she can face up to one year in county jail.
Jenner was driving a Cadillac Escalade, hauling an off-road vehicle on a trailer. According to CNN, the results of the investigation mean that Jenner could face a charge of misdemeanor manslaughter.
Steindorff and Howe’s family separately sued Jenner, claiming that her negligence was to blame for the fatal crash. 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.
Although Jenner was not speeding, she was driving too fast for the day’s road conditions.
The Lexus driver, 69-year-old Kim Howe, was killed when her vehicle was struck head on by a Hummer. She rear-ended two cars, hitting a Toyota Prius and pushing a Lexus into the oncoming traffic lanes. It’s a devastating tragedy and I can not pretend to imagine what this family is going through at this time.
After the accident, Jenner released a statement extending her “heartfelt and deepest sympathies” to Howe’s family and loved ones. Jessica Steindorff, one other lady concerned within the crash, can also be in search of damages with a lawsuit. As Bruce, Jenner was the 1976 Olympic decathlon.