The findings of police investigation of the deadly four-car accident involving Caitlyn Jenner in February may lead to a manslaughter charge against the reality television star.
Jenner was hauling an off-road vehicle on a trailer behind her Cadillac Escalade on Feb. 7 when she steered to avoid cars slowing for a traffic light in front of her on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu.
The 65-year-old had been unable to stop when she rear-ended two cars, pushing a Lexus into oncoming traffic and also hitting a Toyota Prius. The Lexus driver was killed when her car was struck head-on by a Hummer.
Now, official statements say that investigators found that Jenner was driving unsafely when she caused a chain-reaction crash that killed a 69-year-old Kim Howe.
Investigators will present their results to the district attorney next week and that office will determine what, if any, charges Jenner will face. If convicted, Jenner could face up to one year in county jail.
Howe’s stepchildren have filed suit against Jenner claiming claiming she was negligent when she collided with their stepmother’s car, causing them and other relatives “great losses.”
The Prius driver, Jessica Steindorff has also filed suit seeking unspecified damages.