Things look pretty grim for Caitlyn Jenner right about now.
US investigators have confirmed they plan to recommend prosecutors file what’s called a vehicular manslaughter charge against the E! star for her role in a road accident that left one person dead.
Authorities have found Ms Jenner was driving “unsafe for the prevailing road conditions” on Malibu‘s Pacific Coast Highway in February, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Nicole Nishida in a statement overnight.
Still Bruce Jenner at the time of the accident, Cait was towing an off-road vehicle on a trailer behind her Cadillac Escalade when she changed lines to avoid cars slowing for a traffic light in front of her, hitting two cars and pushing one – a Lexus driven by victim Kim Howe, 69 – into oncoming traffic.
Howe’s car was struck head-on by a Hummer, and she died at the scene.
Back in July, TMZ reported that Howe’s two adult stepchildren filed legal papers asking for more compensation, claiming Cait’s insurance policy – apparently capped at AU$671,320) – doesn’t cover her negligence.
But Cait’s lawyer is pushing for the lawsuit to be thrown out, arguing neither stepchild depended on Howe and were actually estranged from Howe at the time of her death.
The case will be presented to prosecutors for final review next week, after which it’ll be determined how serious a charge Cait faces.
If convicted of the vehicular manslaughter, she faces up to a year in county jail.
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