Caitlyn Jenner Could Face Vehicular Manslaughter Charges From Fatal Car Crash (Report)
UPDATE: The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department tells TMZ that the media reports claiming Caitlyn be prosecuted for vehicular manslaughter are incorrect and that there is NO such recommendation. The department will submit the 161-page report to the District Attorney's office next Wednesday and they will decide whether or not to file charges.
Six months after the tragic car crash involving Caitlyn Jenner that ended up taking one woman's life, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has completed their investigation. According to TMZ, the Sheriff concluded that the 65-year-old I Am Cait star violated Penal Code section 192(c)(2) (the misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter law) and the case is going to be sent to the District Attorney.
In the 161-page report, they allege that despite the fact that Caitlyn was traveling under the speed limit at the time of the incident, she was still traveling at an unsafe speed given the road conditions.
After Caitlyn's Escalade hit Kim Howe's vehicle on Pacific Coast Highway on February 7, it was then pushed into oncoming traffic, where she was struck and killed. Despite early speculation, it was concluded that Caitlyn was not texting at the time of the accident.
The case will be presented to the District Attorney next week and they will decide whether or not to press criminal charges. If Caitlyn is convicted of vehicular manslaughter, she could face up to a year in county jail.
In addition, Caitlyn is facing lawsuits from Kim Howe's two adult stepchildren and Jessica Steindorff, one of the other drivers in the accident, who is reportedly seeking compensatory and punitive damages.