Prosecutors have decided not to seek charges against Caitlyn Jenner in connection with a car crash in February in which a woman was killed, USA Today reports.
Jenner’s attorney Blair Berk said in a statement after the decision was announced: “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.”
The collision occurred on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, Calif., when Jenner, driving a Cadillac Escalade and towing an off-road vehicle, rear-ended two cars, the report notes. One of the cars, a Lexus driven by Kim Howe, 69, was pushed into oncoming traffic and hit head-on by a Hummer, killing Howe, according to the report.
Jenner, who was still going by Bruce Jenner at the time of the collision, faced the possibility of a year in jail if convicted of vehicular manslaughter.