Bruce Jenner on Fatal Car Accident: 'It Is a Devastating Tragedy'

by Zach Seemayer 7:52 PM PST, February 08, 2015
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Bruce Jenner has spoken out about the tragic car accident in Malibu, Calif. that claimed the life of one motorist on Saturday.

The 65-year-old Olympic gold medalist released a statement Sunday sending condolences to the family of the woman who lost her life in the fatal collision.

"My heartfelt and deepest sympathies go out to the family and loved ones, and to all of those who were involved or injured in this terrible accident,” Jenner said. “It is a devastating tragedy and I cannot pretend to imagine what this family is going through at this time. I am praying for them. I will continue to cooperate in every way possible."

The accident, which involved four vehicles, also sent seven others to the hospital with minor to moderate injuries.

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According to reports, Jenner was driving north on Pacific Coast Highway when his Cadillac Escalade rear-ended a Lexus sedan. The Lexus had just struck the back of a Toyota Prius. The Lexus then veered into oncoming traffic, colliding with a black Hummer.

Kim Howe, the 69-year-old driver of the Lexus sedan, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

Police have said that there was no indication that Jenner was being chased or aggressively pursued by paparazzi at the time of the crash.

Investigators are currently examining all vehicles involved for possible mechanical failure, and it’s likely that detectives will be seeking Jenner’s cellphone records to see if the former Keeping Up With the Kardashians star was talking or texting at the time of the collision.

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A source close to Jenner told The Associated Press that evidence will show that Bruce was not texting at the time of the accident.

Jenner, who reportedly cooperated with authorities at the time of the crash, passed a field sobriety test and volunteered to submit a blood sample for drug and alcohol testing.

ETonline will continue to follow this story as it develops.

Watch the video below to see how Bruce Jenner's family gave him support recently.