Monday 24 October 2016

Caitlyn Jenner 'set to face manslaughter charge' over crash that killed OAP


Caitlyn Jenner
Caitlyn Jenner

LOS Angeles Sheriff's investigators plan to recommend prosecutors file a manslaughter charge against Caitlyn Jenner for her role in a fatal car crash on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu last February.

The evidence will show that Jenner (65) was driving at an unsafe speed on February 7 before her Cadillac Escalade, which was towing a trailer carrying an off-road vehicle, slammed into two other cars on Pacific Coast Highway, a sheriff's detective said.

A Sheriff's spokesman confirmed that the department's investigators had concluded their investigation and would submit the case to the Los Angeles County District Attorney next week, but declined to say if those detectives would recommend a manslaughter charge.

During the crash, a white Lexus being driven by 69-year-old Kim Howe was shoved by Jenner's sport-utility vehicle across a centre divider and into oncoming traffic, where it was struck head-on by a Hummer.

Howe was killed in the collision and Jessica Steindorff, who was driving a black Toyota Prius also rear-ended by Jenner, was injured. Jenner escaped serious injury in the crash and declined medical treatment, authorities said.

Both the Steindorff and Howe's families 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.

Bruce Jenner was known to younger generations as the patriarch of reality TV's Kardashian clan before announcing in a nationally televised interview in April that he was transgender.

Caitlyn Jenner is now the star of her own reality TV show, I Am Cait, based on her transition.

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