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Caitlyn Jenner Will Not Be Charged in Fatal Crash

February 7 crash on PCH

Caitlyn Jenner will not face any criminal charges related to a chain-reaction crash on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, Calif., that killed a woman in February, prosecutors tell The Advocate.

Jane Robison, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office, confirmed that the investigation concluded the "only possible violation is... of the basic speed law, which says:

"No person shall drive a vehicle upon a highway at a speed greater than is reasonable or prudent having due regard for weather, visibility, the traffic on, and the surface and width of, the highway, and in no event at a speed which endangers the safety of persons or property."

Jenner was driving under the speed limit, she told NBC's Matt Lauer earlier this month, but sheriff’s deputies have said she was driving too fast for the rainy conditions that day. 

Noting that to charge Jenner, prosecutors would need to prove negligence, the official report states that based on the facts and evidence, they "cannot prove beyond a reasonable doubt that suspect's conduct was unreasonable."

The report by the police notes Jenner's male birth name and gender as "male," as the crash occured prior to the athlete's public transition and legal name change. 

In the crash February 7, Jenner’s Cadillac Escalade rear-ended Kimberly Howe’s car, pushing it into oncoming traffic, where it was struck head-on by a Hummer. After rear-ending Howe, Jenner also rear-ended a Prius driven by Jessica Steindorff. Howe, 69, died in the crash, and several people were injured. Howe’s stepchildren have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Jenner, and Steindorff has filed a personal injury suit against her.

As The Advocate previously reported, when L.A. County sheriff’s deputies completed their investigation last month, a detective said there was a “50/50” chance that Jenner would face a criminal charge in the accident. 

View the D.A.'s report below.


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