Could Bruce Jenner Be Charged in Fatal Car Crash?

by Raphael Chestang 5:39 PM PST, February 12, 2015
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As police continue to investigate Bruce Jenner's involvement in a fatal car accident on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu over the weekend, one account of what took place could point the finger at the Olympic gold medalist.

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Four cars were involved in the crash that left one of the drivers dead on Saturday. According to a CBS News report, Jenner was driving north on the PCH in a Cadillac Escalade and rear-ended a Lexus sedan, which had just struck the back of a Toyota Prius driven by Hollywood talent manager Jessica Steindorff. The Lexus reportedly then veered into oncoming traffic, colliding with a black Hummer.

Kim Howe, the 69-year-old driver of the Lexus sedan, died in the crash.

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Steindorff's lawyer believes the physical evidence will support that the Prius was struck directly from behind by the Escalade.

"Ms. Steindorff does not know who hit her, but there were witnesses to this effect," the lawyer tells ET. "A full re-creation will be done once the police investigation is complete."

Steindorff's lawyer also alleges it was normal stop-and-go traffic despite initial reports that said the Prius had suddenly stopped, causing the chain reaction.

While Jenner couldn't be reached for comment, Steindorff's lawyer claims her client has been getting death threats from people who think she caused the accident.

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Reportedly, Jenner 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. Investigators are examining all vehicles involved for possible mechanical failure.

"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 in a statement to ET shortly after the accident. "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."