Channels
× Select City
×
×
×
News

Caitlyn Jenner may be charged with manslaughter for fatal crash

D8d194f40cb13417f79d4d8daee34fdb?s=96&d=mm&r=g
DH Vancouver Staff Aug 20, 2015 2:55 pm

Caitlyn Jenner might be facing a manslaughter charge for her role in a fatal car accident that happened in February in Malibu, according to the L.A. Times.

The accident occurred when Jenner’s Cadillac Escalade caused a chain-reaction crash that sent Kim Howe’s white Lexus careening into on-coming traffic and was struck by a Hummer. Howe died at the scene.

Detective Richard Curry of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said Jenner was driving at an unsafe speed when the accident occurred on February 7.

Evidence is being presented next week to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office where they will decide whether or not to charge Jenner with manslaughter. If she’s convicted, she could go to jail for up to a year.

Another person, Jessica Steindorff, may also be charged with driving with a suspended license. Steindorff’s Toyota Prius stopped suddenly, causing Howe to rear-end her, which in turn caused Jenner to rear-end Howe.

Both Steindorff and Howe’s family have filed private lawsuits against Jenner, alleging she was negligent and her actions caused the accident.

Howe’s step children say they suffered “enormous damages” and feel Jenner violated the rules of the road.

Dh newsletter logo

Get direct access to our top weekly content, contests, and perks.


D8d194f40cb13417f79d4d8daee34fdb?s=96&d=mm&r=g
DH Vancouver Staff
Daily Hive is the evolution of Vancity Buzz, established in Vancouver in 2008. In 2016, the publication rebranded and opened newsrooms in Calgary, Toronto, and Montreal. Send story tips to [email protected]
© 2018 Buzz Connected Media Inc.