Fatal Car Crash Involving Bruce Jenner Closes PCH
Bruce Jenner inspects his car after a crash on PCH (picture courtesy of @melisaacardenas)
A fatal car crash involving former Olympian Bruce Jenner has closed PCH in both directions at least until 7 p.m. Representatives for Jenner say that he* is OK.The crash occurred around 12:15 near the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Corral Canyon Road. According to Fox 11, Jenner was driving an Escalade northbound on PCH when he rear-ended a stalled white Lexus. The impact caused the car to go into the southbound lanes, where it was hit by a Hummer. The woman driving the Lexus was killed, and according to ABC 7 five others were injured and in total four cars were involved.
"I don't know any details other than he was uninjured,'' Jenner's publicist, Alan Nierob told Fox 11.
Jenner is reportedly cooperating with authorities involved in the investigation, and reportedly passed a sobriety test and volunteered to have his blood tested. At this time, investigators do not believe he is at fault.
At least five paparazzi were allegedly following Jenner at the time of the crash, but they are not believed to be a cause of the crash. The Sheriff's Department said the paparazzi were following Jenner "as is normal."
Jenner, ex-husband of Kardashian mom Kris Jenner, has made headlines in recent weeks over his reported transition to live as a woman. Although he has yet to come out publicly over the transition, his mother has confirmed the reports and also said she supports him wholeheartedly. He is expected to come out publicly sometime soon, with a reality TV show about his "journey" and an interview with Diane Sawyer.
*Since Jenner has not publicly come out as a transgender woman, LAist is using the male pronoun to refer to him until we know for sure what he wants to be called.