E! reality star Bruce Jenner was involved in a Malibu car crash that killed one person on Saturday, law enforcement officials confirm.
He was not injured in the accident.
Contrary to reports, L.A. County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Phillip Brooks said that Jenner was not being chased by paparazzi at the time of the accident.
The “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” patriarch rear-ended a vehicle on the Pacific Coast Highway, which resulted in the driver’s death.
Family members have told TMZ that the former Olympian was chased by five paparazzi vehicles when he slammed into the car.
But Brooks told KNBC the claims were “unlikely.”
Jenner did tell the authorities that photographers were nearby, as usual, but they didn’t play a factor in the accident.
A gray Prius reportedly slowed two cars ahead of Jenner, according to to deputies, which caused the Sedan to pause in front of Jenner’s SUV. The driver of the Sedan, an elderly woman, was pushed into oncoming traffic and killed when her vehicle was struck head-on by a Hummer.
Four drivers were involved in the collision. Five others were transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.
Jenner has been heavily targeted by the the media recently due to his upcoming docuseries, which will chronicle his journey of reportedly transitioning into a woman.
A spokesperson for E! tells Variety that Jenner was not filming for “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” or any related series, at the time of the crash.
The L.A. Sheriff’s department confirmed that a crash involving Jenner took place shortly after 12 p.m. PT near Corral Canyon Road.
“The cause of the collision is under investigation by traffic investigators,” the LASD said in a statement.
Prior to the crash, sources tell Variety that Jenner was set to meet with E! this week to discuss the docuseries, but the meeting’s status is now unclear.