Caitlyn Jenner Settles Lawsuit with Driver Involved in Fatal Car Accident
Officials previously cleared Jenner of wrongdoing in the case
Jessica Steindorff was asking for compensatory and punitive damages, and she and Jenner have settled for an undisclosed amount of money, according to court documents obtained by PEOPLE.
In February, Kim Howe was killed in a multi-vehicle crash after her car was pushed into oncoming traffic on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu. Officials determined Howe had hit her brakes after a Prius driven by Steindorff stopped in front of her for unknown reasons. Jenner rear-ended Howe, causing her to swerve into oncoming traffic.
In her lawsuit, Steindorff claimed she suffered loss of wages and earning capacity, and she also sought compensation for hospital and medical expenses in her lawsuit.
The newly obtained court documents also stated that Jenner will record a videotaped deposition for use in lawsuits still pending stemming from the crash. Jenner’s attorney said he expects the deposition to be completed by the end of next month.
Officials previously cleared Jenner of wrongdoing in the accident after months of exhaustive investigation. Police determined that Jenner was driving below the speed limit and “minimally slower” than Howe was.
“We believed from the start that a thorough and objective investigation would clear Caitlyn of any criminal wrongdoing,” Jenner’s attorney Blair Berk told PEOPLE in a statement at the time. “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.”