Bruce Jenner Asks Judge to Throw Out Wrongful Death Lawsuit After Car Crash

The accident left one driver, Kimberly Howe, 69, dead and five others injured

Bruce Jenner in DVF dress

Update: In June 2015, Caitlyn Jenner came out as a transgender woman. This content was written in May 2015 before Jenner publicly announced her full transition.

Bruce Jenner has filed court papers to throw out the wrongful death suit filed by the stepchildren of the woman killed in an accident in February on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, California.

The car crash left one driver, Kimberly Howe, 69, dead and five others injured.

In early May, Howe’s two stepchildren, William Howe, 57, and Dana Redmond, 60, filed the lawsuit alleging that the impact of Jenner’s SUV “propelled” her into the other lane.

Jenner, 65, responded to the family s suit stating they lack standing to assert a wrongful death claim because they were “not financially dependent upon the decedent for the necessities of life.” Jenner claims their family connection to the victim does not give them the right to sue for wrongful death, according to court papers obtained by PEOPLE.

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Right after the accident, Jenner released a statement calling the accident, “a devastating tragedy.”

“I cannot pretend to imagine what this family is going through at this time,” he said.

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