Caitlyn Jenner will not be charged with any crimes after her February car crash.
The reality TV star, who was known as Bruce at the time of the incident but has since transitioned, was involved in a fatal four-car collision on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu. Her car hit another vehicle and the incident took the life of driver Kim Howe.
There had been allegations that Cailtyn had been speeding, and that her speed led to the crash, which could in turn lead to charges of vehicular manslaughter.
However, according to TMZ.com, the Los Angeles County District Attorney has now rejected the case against Caitlyn.
The outlet says the DA found Cailtyn was not speeding and that she acted in a manner that was not “unreasonable” when all the facts are considered. They also concluded that Cailtyn hit her brakes belatedly.
Following the accident, details of the crash were investigated by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department for nearly six months before they then submitted their findings in a 161-page report to the DA office.
It was then handled by the DA’s Major Crimes Unit instead of the Van Nuys satellite office, who would usually look after such cases.
“We believed from the start that a thorough and objective investigation would clear Caitlyn of any criminal wrongdoing,” Caitlyn’s lawyer Blair Berk told TMZ. “We are heartened the District Attorney has agreed that even a misdemeanor charge would not be appropriate.
“A traffic accident, however devastating and heartbreaking when a life is lost, is not necessarily a criminal matter.”
Caitlyn has already been sued twice in connection with the fatal collision. Once in May (15), when the late Kim Howe’s family filed a case against her for wrongful death. Then in June (15) wreck survivor Jessica Steindorff also took legal action.
Caitlyn issued a statement shortly after the accident.
“My heartfelt and deepest sympathies go out to the family and loved ones, and to all of those who were involved or injured in this terrible accident,” Caitlyn expressed to Access Hollywood at the time.
“It is a devastating tragedy and I cannot pretend to imagine what this family is going through at this time. I am praying for them. I will continue to cooperate in every way possible.”
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