Los Angeles County sheriff’s investigators plan to recommend a vehicular manslaughter charge against reality TV star and transgender activist Caitlyn Jenner, after concluding that she was driving at an unsafe speed during a multi-car accident that resulted in the death of another driver.
Driving on in the Pacific Coast Highway in February, Jenner’s sport utility vehicle rear-ended a Lexus, sending it into oncoming traffic. The Lexus’ driver, 69-year-old Kim Howe, suffered a fatal head-on collision with a Hummer.
Jenner is a former Olympic athlete and star of the reality show “I am Cait,” whose recent coming-out as transgender was the topic of a high-profile Vanity Fair cover story. The district attorney will ultimately decided whether Jenner will face charges; a misdemeanor manslaughter conviction usually carries a sentence of one year in jail.