Sheriff’s investigators plan to recommend prosecutors file a vehicular manslaughter charge against Jenner for her role in a fatal auto crash on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu last February.
The case is expected to be presented to the Los Angeles county District Attorney next week.
Sheriff’s officials don’t make official recommendations on potential charges, but the investigation has found enough evidence to support a vehicular manslaughter charge which could bring Jenner up to a year in county jail.
Jenner’s auto, according to investigators, hit the back end of a Lexus driven by 69-year-old Kimberly Howe.
After the accident in February, Caitlyn said in a statement: “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”. It is a devastating tragedy, and I can not pretend to imagine what this family is going through at this time.
She was adamant that Jenner – who transitioned to living publicly as a woman earlier this year – would never intentionally put anyone at risk of harm. “I will continue to cooperate in every way possible”. Sheriff’s Detective Richard Curry told the Los Angeles Times Jenner was not speeding, but was driving at an unsafe speed for the road 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.
Surveillance video of the crash released in July appears to show the ex- Olympian rear-ending a white Lexus, which is forced into oncoming traffic and slams into an oncoming Hummer, killing the Lexus driver. As Bruce, Jenner was the 1976 Olympic decathlon.
Kevin Mazur/WireImage Mother Esther Avry defended Caitlyn Jenner and said the “I Am Cait” star should be cleared of any wrongdoing. Jessica Steindorff, one other lady concerned within the crash, can also be in search of damages with a lawsuit.