According to law enforcement sources at the L.A. County Sheriff’s office, Caitlyn Jenner “set off a chain of events” that caused the four-car Malibu pileup that left a woman dead Feb. 7.
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department investigators have concluded their probe of the incident involving the transsexual trailblazer, and will forward their case to the District Attorney next week, based on their findings.
According to the extensive investigative report, Jenner broke the vehicular manslaughter law in driving too fast for the busy road conditions on the balmy day, causing her Cadillac Escalade to careen into both a white Lexus driven by Kim Howe, who died in the crash; and a black Toyota Prius, driven by Jessica Steindorff. Howe’s Lexus subsequently struck a black Hummer Peter Wolf Millesi was driving.
As we previously reported, Howe’s two stepchildren, William Howe, 57, and Dana Redmond, 60, filed the lawsuit alleging that the impact of Jenner’s SUV “propelled” her into the other lane.
The lawsuit claims Bruce was “careless and negligent” when he slammed into Howe’s Lexus on Pacific Coast Highway back in February, causing Howe’s vehicle to bolt into oncoming traffic where it crashed head on with a Hummer. Law enforcement sources conclude that the following reenactment of the crash squarely lays blame on Bruce for being inattentive when he struck the Lexus.
Jenner, responded to the family’s suit stating they lack standing to assert a wrongful death claim because they were “not financially dependent upon the decedent for the necessities of life.” Jenner claims their family connection to the victim does not give them the right to sue for wrongful death.
Jenner could face a year behind bars if convicted, should a case be brought.