Sheriff: Caitlyn Jenner Should Face Manslaughter

Department will recommend vehicular charge after fatal accident
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 20, 2015 2:11 PM CDT
Sheriff: Caitlyn Jenner Guilty of Manslaughter
Caitlyn Jenner accepts the Arthur Ashe award for courage at the ESPY Awards.   (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Is jail in Caitlyn Jenner's future? The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has wrapped up its investigation of a fatal car accident and thinks Jenner should be charged with vehicular manslaughter. The department will make the recommendation to the local DA, who will have the final say. Investigators concluded that Jenner was driving "unsafe for the prevailing road conditions" when she rear-ended a Lexus in February, reports AP. The Lexus was pushed into oncoming traffic, and its driver, 69-year-old Kim Howe, was killed. If convicted, Jenner would face up to a year in county jail.

Jenner was going under the speed limit, but the traffic in front of her on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu was either stopped or had just started moving when the accident happened, reports TMZ. Jenner "should have either been going zero or just barely rolling," a source tells the website. The DA is expected to begin its review of the case next week. (More Caitlyn Jenner stories.)

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