Caitlyn Jenner Won’t Face Charges in Deadly Malibu Crash
It’s good news for Caitlyn Jenner.
The LA Times reports that prosecutors have declined to file charges against Jenner, who authorities say caused the deadly crash that left one dead. The Los Angeles County district attorney declined to file a misdemeanor manslaughter charge after determining that it would be unable to prove she was responsible for the crash in court.
Previously, the Sheriff’s Department claimed Jenner was driving at an unsafe speed when her SUV that was pulling an off-road vehicle on a trailer slammed into Kim Howe’s car, causing it to move into oncoming traffic where it was hit by a Hummer. Howe died at the scene. Authorities determined Jenner was driving the speed limit, but was going too fast for road conditions that day.
During the six-month investigation, it was determined through interviewing witnesses, reviewing security camera footage and viewing cell phone records that Jenner was not on the phone at the time of the crash, and was also not distracted.
Following the crash, Jenner released a statement calling the incident a ‘devastating tragedy,’ and said she was praying for the family and would cooperate with authorities in every way possible.
Jenner still faces a lawsuit from the family of the victim to the tune of $18.5 million.