Caitlyn Jenner will not face prosecution for causing a car crash that killed a woman in Malibu on February 1.
The Los Angeles District Attorney’s office has decided not to pursue charges agains the reality star and former Olympian according to papers filed on Wednesday, which Business Insider has obtained.
The D.A. decided not to prosecute, because it didn’t believe Jenner’s actions weren’t “a violation of a misdemeanour or infraction.”
The office also decided that Jenner was guilty of negligence.
“Based on facts,” the D.A. wrote, “cannot prove beyond a reasonable doubt that suspect’s conduct was unreasonable.”
A single misdemeanour manslaughter charge could have meant a yearlong jail sentence.
Last month, a Sheriff Department’s report showed that Jenner’s actions “put into motion” the chain of events that led to the death of Kim Howe. Jenner’s vehicle pushed Howe’s into oncoming traffic and then it hit another vehicle holding five people. Jenner was actually driving below the speed limit, but at an unsafe speed for the road conditions that day, the report determined.
Jenner has argued that her speed was not illegal and expressed concern over prisons and how they treat transgender people when she appeared on “Today” recently.
Even though Jenner won’t be prosecuted for manslaughter, it’s still possible that the victims of the crash or their estate could sue her in civil court for millions of dollars.
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