Jenner escapes charges over fatal crash

PROSECUTORS say they will not charge Caitlyn Jenner over her involvement in a fatal car crash in California.

The Sheriff’s office had initial claimed that Jenner was travelling at an unsafe speed for road conditions when the Cadillac Escalade she was travelling in crashed into two cars, pushing on into coming traffic on February 7.

Driver Kim Howe was killed when her Lexus was hit by a Hummer.


The Sherrif’s office had been pushing for a vehicular manslaughter charge.

However, it was ruled that there was not enough evidence to secure a conviction.

“We believed from the start that a thorough and objective investigation would clear Caitlyn of any criminal wrongdoing,” Jenner’s lawyer Blair Berk said on Wednesday.

“We are heartened the district attorney has agreed that even a misdemeanor charge would be inappropriate. A traffic accident, however devastating and heartbreaking when a life is lost, is not necessarily a criminal matter.”

The accident occurred before Jenner, formerly known as Bruce, announced she was transgender and transitioned into her new identity as Caitlyn.

Jenner is facing separate lawsuits by Howe’s stepchildren and the driver of the other car involved in the collision.