Caitlyn Jenner Won't Be Charged Over The Fatal PCH Crash
Caitlyn Jenner won't be facing any charges in the PCH crash that left a woman dead.
Although Jenner was facing the possibility of manslaughter charges for her role in the multi-car pileup, prosecutors say there wasn't enough evidence to prove she was responsible for the crash. "Based on the facts, we cannot prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the suspect's conduct was unreasonable," wrote Prosecutor Patricia Wilkinson in a court document.
According to the L.A. Times, Jenner stepped on her brakes 4.2 seconds before crash and was also driving below the speed limit. Despite going below the speed limit, investigators with the sheriff's department said when submitting their findings that Jenner was driving at a speed too fast given the conditions at the time.
The crash occurred on Feb. 7 when a Prius, driven by Jessica Steindorff, stalled on PCH and was rear ended by a Lexus driven by 69-year-old Kimberly Howe. Jenner, who was driving a Cadillac Escalade towing a trailer, then rear-ended Howe and sent her car into the southbound lanes, where it was hit by an oncoming Hummer. Howe was killed at the scene.
Although Jenner won't be facing any charges, she is being sued by both Howe's family and Steindorff, who are accusing her of negligence. Steindorff could be hit with charges of driving with a suspended license at the time of the crash.