Will Bruce Jenner Face Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Deadly Crash?

by Antoinette Bueno 1:16 PM PDT, April 02, 2015
Playing Will Bruce Jenner Face Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Deadly Crash?

Relatives of the victim of the fatal car crash involving Bruce Jenner in February could still decide to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the 65-year-old former Olympian.

Kim Howe, a 69-year-old woman from Calabasas, Calif. was killed in a multi-car accident in February during which Jenner was driving north on Pacific Coast Highway in a Cadillac Escalade and apparently rear-ended her Lexus sedan, which had just struck the back of a Toyota Prius. The Lexus then reportedly veered into oncoming traffic, colliding with a black Hummer. Jenner was uninjured following the crash.

"Mrs. Howe's stepdaughter had a very real relationship with her stepmother and is deeply saddened by her death," Jeffrey D. Wolf,  Kim Howe's stepdaughter's attorney, told ET on Thursday. "We leave it to the police to conduct their investigation and issue a report." Wolf declined to speculate whether the stepdaughter would sue after the investigation was finished.

VIDEO: Could Bruce Jenner Be Charged In Fatal Car Crash?

Jenner reportedly cooperated with authorities following the accident, passing a field sobriety test and volunteering to submit a blood sample for drug and alcohol testing. He has not been charged with any crime.

Last month, the Los Angeles Times reported that investigators plan to ask Jenner to sign a form to release his cellphone records to authorities. Jenner's rep has denied that he was texting while driving.

"The evidence will show that Bruce was not texting at the time of the accident," his publicist said in a statement to the Associated Press.

Meanwhile, Jenner has called the incident "a devastating tragedy."

"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."

VIDEO: Bruce Jenner Car Crash -- Who's Really at Fault?

Watch the video below to hear more about the fatal Malibu car accident involving four vehicles.