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Kristin Lai

It was announced earlier today that activist, Olympic gold medalist, and reality star Caitlyn Jenner will not be charged for vehicular manslaughter or any criminal wrongdoing in the fatal crash on PCH in February of this year, which sadly claimed the life of 69-year-old Kim Howe.

According to authorities, Jenner's Cadillac Escalade was towing an off-roading vehicle and traveling at high speeds when she crashed into two cars, pushing Howe's Lexus into oncoming traffic.

Jenner later released a statement expressing her remorse and thoughts for her family:

It is a devastating tragedy. I cannot pretend to imagine what this family is going through at this time. I am praying for them.

Today the Associated Press reported the story, which included Jenner's attorney, Blair Berk, making the following statement in regards to the prosecutors decision to not charge their client with any crimes, stating:

We believed from the start that a thorough and objective investigation would clear Caitlyn of any criminal wrongdoing. We are heartened the district attorney has agreed that even a misdemeanor charge would be inappropriate. A traffic accident, however devastating and heartbreaking when a life is lost, is not necessarily a criminal matter.

Jenner is still facing a different lawsuit from the other driver involved and a wrongful death lawsuit from Howe’s stepchildren.

(Source: Time)


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