Caitlyn Jenner could face manslaughter charge for fatal crash
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Caitlyn Jenner could face manslaughter charge for fatal crash
Thursday August 20th, 2015

Caitlyn Jenner could face a misdemeanor manslaughter charge following her car accident in Malibu earlier this year that left one person dead, according to the Associated Press

The sheriff's department will present recommendations to the district attorney's office by next week, and the AP reports that the department will recommend the misdemeanor charge. The district attorney will then decide whether to file charges against Jenner.

A misdemeanor manslaughter charge could carry a sentence of one year in jail.

Jenner was driving on the Pacific Coast Highway on Feb. 7 when her Escalade hit another vehicle and pushed it onto incoming traffic, ultimately causing the death of 69-year-old Kim Howe. Jenner was not speeding but was driving at a speed that was considered "unsafe" for the day's conditions.

There is no evidence that Jenner was impaired or texting at the time of the accident. Jenner reportedly cooperated with investigators following the accident.

Jessica Steindorff, who was driving another car during the crash, has filed a separate lawsuit against Jenner but may also face charges for driving with a suspended license.

Jenner won a gold medal in the decathlon at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal. She was awarded the Arthur Ashe award for courage at the 2015 ESPY Awards after announcing her transition earlier this year. 

Jenner's own documentary series, I Am Cait, aired on E! on July 26. 

- Christopher Chavez

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