LA Prosecutors Confirm, Caitlyn Jenner Will Not Face Charges In Fatal Car Crash On PCH, Highlight Hollywood News
Prosecutors say they have declined to charge Caitlyn Jenner in fatal car crash on PCH in Southern California. “We believed from the start that a thorough and objective investigation would clear Caitlyn of any criminal wrongdoing,” said Blair Berk, Jenner’s attorney, in a statement to Highlight Hollywood. “We are heartened the district attorney has agreed that even a misdemeanor charge would be inappropriate.
A traffic accident, however devastating and heartbreaking when a life is lost, is not necessarily a criminal matter.” In February, Jenner was hauling an off-road vehicle on a trailer behind her Cadillac Escalade when she steered to avoid cars slowing for a traffic light in front of her on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu.
Jenner’s SUV rear-ended two cars, pushing the Lexus into oncoming traffic and also hitting a Prius. The Lexus driver, 69-year-old Kim Howe, was killed when her car was struck head-on by a Hummer. Investigators had found that Jenner was driving “unsafely for the prevailing road conditions.” She faced up to a year in county jail if convicted of vehicular manslaughter.
The fatal crash occurred months before Caitlyn Jenner’s transition.
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