Prosecutors have declined to charge Caitlyn Jenner in fatal auto crash in California.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney has reportedly rejected the case against Jenner and that based on the facts her conduct was not “unreasonable”, despite braking too late.
Caitlyn Jenner will not face prosecution for causing a vehicle crash that killed a woman in Malibu on February 1.
Relatives of the Lexus driver, 69-year-old Kim Howe, have filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against Jenner, who was not injured in the crash and now identifies as a woman.
Jenner has argued that her speed was not illegal and expressed concern over prisons and how they treat transgender people when she appeared on “Today” recently. Jenner was actually driving below the speed limit, but at an unsafe speed for the road conditions that day, the report determined.
‘We believed from the start that a thorough and objective investigation would clear Caitlyn of any criminal wrongdoing.
Jenner potentially could have faced a misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter charge. “We are heartened the District Attorney has agreed that even a misdemeanor charge would be inappropriate”, Blair Berk, Jenner’s criminal attorney, said in a statement sent to ET.
According to sheriff’s deputies, Steindorff’s Prius was stopped on PCH when she was rear-ended by a white Lexus. “I will continue to cooperate in every way possible”. A Vanity Fair cover story revealed her new identity, and a reality series “I Am Cait” chronicled her new life.
Both Steindorff and Howe’s stepchildren family have sued Jenner, who was known as Bruce Jenner at the time of the crash and rose to fame with a record-breaking Olympic gold medal victory in the decathlon in the 1976 Summer Games in Montreal. None of the drivers were on the phone at the time of the crash, and investigators have no evidence that Jenner was distracted, Curry said.