Investigators plan to recommend a vehicular manslaughter charge against Caitlyn Jenner for her role in a fatal vehicle crash, say authorities.
Before she transitioned to Caitlyn and she was still known as Bruce Jenner, the former Olympian was involved in a horrific auto accident in Malibu back in February that resulted in the the death motorist Kim Howe.
While Caitlyn was not said to have been speeding at the time of the crash, it has been said she was driving too fast for the conditions of the road that day. Jenner, who was driving a Cadillac Escalade and towing a trailer, then rear-ended Howe’s Lexus, sending it into the southbound lanes where it was hit head-on by an oncoming Hummer.
If convicted of misdemeanor manslaughter, Jenner could face up to a year in prison.
The collision occurred February in California, where investigators determined unsafe driving led to the chain-reaction crash that killed a woman. I am petitioning God for them.
Richard Curry of the Sheriff’s Dept.as saying there’s a “50/50” chance Jenner will be charged.
Unless there was some aggravating factor in addition to what has been widely reported, Jackson said “I don’t believe that criminal charges are going be brought”.
Jenner’s attorney Blair Berk declined comment.
“That is the legal standard in this case – was there negligence?” he said.
Jackson added that unless some aggravating factor is introduced to the case, he doesn’t expect any charge will be filed against Jenner.
While the District Attorney determines whether to charge the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star, it’s clear the financial cost of the accident will be exorbitant.
Both Howe’s stepchildren and the driver of the Prius have filed lawsuits against Jenner.
Caitlyn Jenner now has her own reality TV show about her transition, “I Am Cait“.
This included, in a first stage, an exclusive interview with Diane Sawyer, which aired in April.