The crash happened on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu when a Toyota Prius slowed and was rear ended by a Lexus. Jenner’s Cadillac Escalade subsequently hit on the rear of the Lexus, driven by 69-year old Kim Howe. Howe was pronounced dead in the scene.
After the crash, a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s representative stated that Jenner was not unlikely to be charged as a result of dangerous rate at with manslaughter. Wednesday afternoon, a representative for the L.A. District Attorney’s Office, Jane Robison, said that they’ve declined to prosecute the case.
Jenner, the DA said in in the declination, not sped and her actions wasn’t “inordinate” on the basis of the behaviour of the other drivers, though she hit the brakes belatedly.
“We considered in the beginning that Caitlyn of any criminal wrongdoing would clear, Jenner’s attorney, ” Blair Berk, said in a statement. “we’re heartened the District Attorney has concurred that a misdemeanor charge will not be appropriate. A traffic injury, yet crushing and heartbreaking when a life is lost, isn’t always a criminal issue.”
Two civil lawsuits associated with the crash are still faced by Jenner though criminal charges are waived. Stepchildren of Kim Howe, Dana Redmond and William Howe, filed a wrongful death suit. The driver of the black Prius, Jessica Steindorff, filed a personal injury suit soon after.
Both suits are on-going. Another court hearing for the wrongful death suit will take mid-October. In July, Jenner was given the Arthur Ashe Courage Award in the ESPYs. She encouraged fellow sportsmen to prioritize transgender problems and recommended for a better endorsement of trans folks.