Caitlyn Jenner Settles Lawsuit Over Fatal Car Crash

Caitlyn Jenner Lawsuit
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A settlement has been reached in the lawsuit brought against Caitlyn Jenner over a fatal car crash in February 2015, with the stepchildren of the woman killed filing to dismiss the suit.

Jenner’s attorney, Philip Boesch Jr., confirmed the news Thursday to the Associated Press. No other details, including financial specifics of the settlement, have been revealed.

Kim Howe was killed on the Pacific Coast Highway when her Lexus rear-ended a Toyota Prius driven by Jessica Steindorff, according to authorities. This caused a chain reaction as Jenner rear-ended Howe’s car, pushing it into oncoming traffic where it was struck by a Hummer, causing Howe to die at the scene.

Howe’s stepchildren, Dana Redmond and William Howe, brought the lawsuit against Jenner in May, claiming negligence was to blame for the accident.

In September, the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office decided not to file vehicular manslaughter charges against Jenner in the Malibu crash. Investigators from the sheriff’s office said at the time that Jenner, though not going over the speed limit, was traveling at an unsafe speed for the road conditions.

After an investigation, however, the D.A. concluded that Jenner’s conduct could not be proven “unreasonable,” and the case was rejected accordingly.

Jenner still faces a lawsuit from Steindorff’s family.

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  1. Jacob Horan says:

    If this was and bother person they would have been sued or what ever just because it a famous person that is a shit head gets away with killing someone

  2. Jennifer says:

    I dont think Caitlyn should be sued, it was an accident people, they are only suing because they are selfish and want the money.

  3. david k says:

    And the vultures swooped in…

  4. Wrong on so many levels. Howe did not have a VALID driver’s license ergo if she wasn’t on the road driving illegally, she wouldn’t be dead. When you drive illegally, you are the ultimate CAUSE of the accident because you are not supposed to be behind the wheel

    • Count Flatula says:

      @Judith VanLue-Williams, you’re 180 degrees from right on this. Perhaps is makes sense to a lot of people that being unlicensed would place total responsibility for the accident on Howe, but that’s just not how it works. The law bases responsibility on whether or not a person contributes to an accident. The bottom line is that Howe, even being unlicensed would not have died if Jenner had been paying better attention to driving conditions and adjusted his speed accordingly. His actions, and his alone, set in motion the accident that caused another person’s death regardless of what kind of identification that deceased had in her purse. That’s just how it works pretty much everywhere.

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