Bruce Jenner Sued for Wrongful Death in Car Crash
The former Olympian faces a lawsuit from the deceased's stepchildren
Bruce Jenner was able to let out a sigh of relief after he revealed he is transitioning from male to female in his 20/20 interview with Diane Sawyer, but now the former Olympian is being faced with another hurdle – a wrongful death lawsuit from his fatal car crash in February.
PEOPLE has confirmed that Jenner, 65, has been hit with the lawsuit, filed by the two adult stepchildren of Kim Howe, who was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.
The lawsuit reportedly claims that Jenner was “negligent, careless and reckless” when he slammed into Howe’s Lexus on the Pacific Coast Highway, causing it to careen into oncoming traffic where it collided head on with a Hummer.
Experts predicted that Jenner would have to pay a hefty legal fine if the family of the deceased decided to take legal action but would most likely not serve any jail time for vehicular manslaughter.
The L.A. County Sheriff’s Department is still investigating the crash.
Jenner expressed his sympathies for the family following the crash.
A rep for Jenner had no immediate comment.