MALIBU—Reality television star Caitlyn Jenner could be charged with vehicle misdemeanor manslaughter following her car accident in Malibu in February, which left one person dead.
After a six-month investigation, Los Angeles County sheriff’s detectives presented evidence to city prosecutors on Tuesday, August 25. A verdict is still pending and if found guilty, Jenner could face up to a year in prison. No timeframe has been said for a decision.
Jenner, 65, was pulling an off-road vehicle driving down the Pacific Coast Highway near Corral Canyon Road on February 7 at an unsafe speed when her Cadillac Escalade hit another vehicle, causing a chain-reaction crash, according to reports.
The vehicle she hit—a Lexus—was owned by Kim Howe and was sent into oncoming traffic and hit by a Hummer coming in the opposite direction.
Howe, a 69-year-old widow from Calabasas, died at the scene of the accident.
The accident occurred months before Jenner’s gender transition. She was known then still as Bruce Jenner, the father of the Kardashian family and the former Olympic decathlon gold medal winner in 1976.
“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 terrible accident,” said Jenner in a statement released after the accident. “It is a devastating tragedy, and I cannot pretend to imagine what this family is going through at this time. I am praying for them.”
Two of Howe’s stepchildren and the driver of a Prius also in the accident are suing Jenner.