The crash claimed the life of Kim Howe who was 69-years-old.
Caitlyn Jenner could face a charge of manslaughter in connection with the deadly vehicle crash in Malibu earlier this year. She was, however, “driving in a manner unsafe for the prevailing road conditions”, rear-ending Howe’s Lexus onto incoming traffic. I am praying for them.
Daniel W. Vomhof, an accident reconstruction expert in La Mesa, said the discussion of a misdemeanor means investigators don’t believe Jenner was “exceedingly culpable” but did conclude she was going too fast to stop before hitting Howe’s auto.
Vomhof said Jenner’s experience towing a loaded trailer may come into play because the additional weight makes it more hard to stop a vehicle quickly and can surprise people.
The report reportedly finds that Caitlyn violated Penal Code section 192(c), which corresponds to misdemeanour vehicular manslaughter law.
Steindorff has publicly criticized Jenner for not speaking out about her responsibility in the crash, especially around the time that Jenner was given the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage.
“A prosecutor’s going to say: There’s other acts in play – other than Caitlyn – that contributed to this accident and death”.
If convicted of vehicular manslaughter, Jenner could face up to one year in county jail.
Cell-phone records show no one was using the devices at the time of the crash, Curry said.
Jessica Steindorff, another woman involved in the crash, could also be facing charges over the tragic incident.
Jenner’s attorney Blair Berk declined comment.
But Cait’s lawyer is pushing for the lawsuit to be thrown out, arguing neither stepchild depended on Howe and were actually estranged from Howe at the time of her death. But because police determined there was “nothing egregious” about her conduct that day (she passed a sobriety test at the scene), there’s only a “50/50” chance she’ll be charged, Curry told Variety.