Caitlyn Jenner not charged in fatal car crash

1 Oct 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Caitlyn Jenner Won’t Be Charged With Manslaughter in Fatal Crash.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors declined to charge Caitlyn Jenner on Wednesday in a California car crash that killed another driver, citing insufficient evidence to support a case. The decision was announced Wednesday in the 7 February collision in which authorities said Jenner’s sport utility vehicle crashed into two cars, pushing one into oncoming traffic. An investigation concluded that Jenner was driving “slightly below posted speed limit and minimally slower than victim,” and that she hit the brakes between 1.9 and 1.5 seconds before impact. Driver Kim Howe died when her Lexus was hit by a Hummer in Malibu. “We believed from the start that a thorough and objective investigation would clear Caitlyn of any criminal wrongdoing,” said Blair Berk, Jenner’s attorney. “We are heartened the district attorney has agreed that even a misdemeanor charge would be inappropriate.

The accident occurred on the Pacific Coast Highway on Feb. 7, and it was reported that Jenner, though she was not going over the speed limit, was driving at an unsafe speed for the road conditions. The case was then referred to the district attorney’s major crimes division. “It is a devastating tragedy,” the statement read. “I cannot pretend to imagine what this family is going through at this time. I will continue to cooperate in every way possible.” Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department investigated the case for six months before submitting a 161-page report to the D.A.

In July, Jenner accepted the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYs sports achievement event and urged fellow athletes to join her and make advocacy for transgender issues a priority. Jenner was married to Kardashian matriarch Kris Jenner for more than 20 years and frequently appeared on “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.” The couple had two children together, and Jenner has four children from previous marriages.

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