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Caitlyn Jenner will not be charged in deadly highway crash

A woman died when Jenner's car rear-ended her Lexus last February

Anna Silman
October 1, 2015 12:13AM (UTC)

The AP reports that prosecutors will not charge Caitlyn Jenner for her role in a fatal car accident on Malibu’s Pacific Coast Highway last February.

"We believed from the start that a thorough and objective investigation would clear Caitlyn of any criminal wrongdoing,'' said Blair Berk, Jenner's attorney. "We are heartened the district attorney has agreed that even a misdemeanor charge would be inappropriate. A traffic accident, however devastating and heartbreaking when a life is lost, is not necessarily a criminal matter.’’


The accident occurred when Jenner’s Escalade rear-ended a Lexus belonging to 69-year-old Kim Howe. Howe was forced out into traffic, where she was struck and killed. While Jenner was not driving over the speed limit, an L.A. County sherriff’s department spokeswoman deemed her speed “unsafe for the prevailing road condition.”

Two civil suits against Jenner are still pending, including a wrongful death suit filed by Howe's stepchildren.

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