Prosectors to decide Caitlyn Jenner's fate

2015-08-26 14:01

Los Angeles - Los Angeles prosecutors will decide if Caitlyn Jenner will be charged with vehicular manslaughter after a fatal car crash in February.

LA County sheriff's detectives passed their findings to prosecutors on Tuesday so they may decide the fate of the I Am Cait star, who they allege "set off a chain of events" that resulted in the death of Kim Howe in a multi-car pile up.

Sheriff's Det. Richard Curry said Caitlyn - who was known as Bruce Jenner at the time of the incident, before undergoing her gender transition - was driving at a speed which was unsafe when her vehicle, a Cadillac Escalade, shunted Kim Howe's Lexus from behind.

The collision sent Kim's car into oncoming traffic and into the path of a Hummer that was coming from the opposite direction.

Whilst Caitlyn was not driving over the speed limit, the sheriff claims she was going too fast for the road conditions that day.

Dmitry Gorin, a former Los Angeles County prosecutor told the Los Angeles Times newspaper: "Basically, anyone can get into this situation behind the wheel like Ms. Jenner. There is no drugs or alcohol involved. This is just unsafe driving.

"I remember a law professor getting charged ... If you commit a road infraction that results in a death, that becomes a traffic misdemeanour manslaughter."

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