Caitlyn Jenner has avoided felony charges, but may face “misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter” following the fatal multiple car crash in February that left a 69-year-old woman dead.
According to police report, there were no drugs, alcohol, or phone usage involved in the crash on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, California, TMZ noted.
The report added that Los Angeles investigators came up with the conclusion after examining the video footage of the crash taken by a passing bus. The footage was not released publicly until Entertainment Tonight released it this week.
In the video, Jenner’s Escalade was seen hitting both the white Lexus driven by Kim Howe, 69, and another black car driven by Hollywood agent Jesside Steindorff.
Succeeding frames show Howe’s Lexus being pushed into oncoming traffic. The woman died in the crash.
Police determined that the cause of the collision was merely negligence.
According to the California Penal Code, the sentencing and punishment in relation to vehicular manslaughter depends on whether the offense is charged as a felony or misdemeanor, the Mirror wrote.
Depending on the case and the defendant’s criminal history, prosecutors will then decide as to which category the defendant falls into
Jenner has not faced criminal charges before the crash but she was hit with multiple lawsuits after the accident.
According to Daily Mail, Howe’s stepchildren, Dana Redmond and William Howe, accused Jenner of wrongful death and claiming she was speeding at the time. The lawsuit, which was filed in May, seeks compensation for Howe’s death.
A second lawsuit was filed last month by Steindorff over apparent serious injuries and loss of wages. Both Bruce and Caitlyn were named in Steindorff’s lawsuit.
The “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” star had not announced her new, female identity and was known as Bruce at the time of the accident.