LOS ANGELES — Prosecutors have declined to file charges against Caitlyn Jenner, who deputies said caused a chain-reaction crash on Pacific Coast Highway in February in which one motorist was killed.
The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office determined prosecutors would not be able to prove in court that Jenner was responsible for the crash, so they declined to file a misdemeanor manslaughter charge against her, the Los Angeles Times reported.
In August, L.A. County Sheriff’s Department Det. Richard Curry said Jenner was driving at an unsafe speed Feb. 7 when her Cadillac Escalade rear-ended Kim Howe’s Lexus, sending it into oncoming traffic, ultimately leading to the 69-year-old driver’s death.
The deadly crash near Corral Canyon Road came before Jenner announced her gender transition. At the time, she was Bruce Jenner, best known as the father figure of the Kardashian family and 1976 Olympic decathlon gold medal winner.
Prosecutors said Jenner applied her brakes 4.2 seconds before the crash and was driving slightly below the speed limit.
“Based on the facts, cannot prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the suspect’s conduct was unreasonable,” said prosecutor Patricia Wilkinson in a declination document.