Caitlyn Jenner Not Charged With Manslaughter In Fatal Malibu Car Crash
On Wednesday, it was reported by several outlets that Caitlyn Jenner would not face vehicular manslaughter charges. According to reports, the Los Angeles District Attorney's office decided to not charge Jenner for the February 2014 car crash in Malibu that left victim 69-year-old Kim Howe dead. An investigation into the fatal accident found that Jenner was driving "slightly below posted speed limit and minimally slower than victim," Variety reports. Jenner's lawyer Blair Berk commented on the decision and told TMZ,
We believed from the start that a thorough and objective investigation would clear Caitlyn of any criminal wrongdoing. 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.
Variety also reports that at the time of the accident Jenner "hit the brakes between 1.9 and 1.5 second before impact." Per the District Attorney's report, Jenner's conduct could not be proven "unreasonable" resulting in the case's rejection.
After the car crash, Jenner released the following statement:
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. 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.