Caitlyn Jenner Won’t Be Charged In Fatal Car Crash
California prosecutors have decided not to charge Caitlyn Jenner for involuntary manslaughter in a fatal car crash that took place in February. Jenner was driving an Escalade in Malibu when she crashed into two cars, killing a woman named Kim Howe.
Investigators initially said that Jenner was driving at an unsafe speed for the road conditions, but prosecutors say that there’s insufficient evidence to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Jenner was responsible for Howe’s death. The sheet filed by a prosecutor regarding the decision to not press charges states that Jenner was, in fact, travelling below the speed limit and had braked twice. Howe’s stepchildren and the driver of the other vehicle are filing separate lawsuits against Jenner.
Jenner came out publicly as transgender in an interview with Diane Sawyer two months later, and her transition has overshadowed news about the crash. After the crash, however, she released a statement saying that the accident was a “devastating tragedy” and that she was praying for Howe and her family.
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