Detectives from the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department will be presenting to prosecutors evidence that may lead to a misdemeanor manslaughter charge against Caitlyn Jenner, who was part of a deadly chain crash on Pacific Coast Highway in February.
Sheriff’s Det. Richard Curry said Thursday that Jenner was driving at an unsafe speed Feb. 7 when her Cadillac Escalade rear-ended Kim Howe’s Lexus, sending it into oncoming traffic, ultimately leading to the 69-year-old driver’s death.
Caitlyn was hauling an off-road vehicle on a trailer and had to suddenly slow as the vehicle in front of her stopped. She was obeying the speed limit, however, she was moving too fast for road conditions that day. Kim Howe died at the scene after Jenner hit her car and forced her into the path of a Hummer approaching in the opposite direction.
Los Angeles County district attorney will review the investigator’s report and ultimately decide whether Jenner will face a misdemeanor manslaughter charge. A single misdemeanor manslaughter charge usually carries a sentence in jail for a year, however legal experts agree a jail term would be highly unlikely.
Jenner has called the crash a “devastating tragedy,” saying, “I cannot pretend to imagine what this family is going through at this time. I am praying for them.”
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