Caitlyn Jenner Says She Was Under the Speed Limit at the Time of Fatal Malibu Car Accident

by Antoinette Bueno 6:35 AM PDT, September 09, 2015
Playing Caitlyn Jenner Says She Was Under the Speed Limit at the Time of Fatal Malibu Car Accident

Caitlyn Jenner is telling her side of the story when it comes to the fatal February four-car accident in Malibu, California, in which she was a driver and one person was killed. Last month, the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff's Dept. -- who investigated the accident -- told ET that Jenner could be charged with misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter.

Kimberly Howe, 69, was killed and seven others were injured as a result of the crash. Footage obtained by ET of the accident shows Jenner's Cadillac Escalade -- which was towing a trailer carrying an off-road vehicle -- hitting both a white Lexus, driven by Howe, and a black Prius. It also appears to show Howe colliding with a black Hummer.

Jenner says she remembers "very little" about the tragic accident in a new interview with Today's Matt Lauer.

WATCH: EXCLUSIVE -- Surveillance Video Shows Caitlyn Jenner Fatal Car Crash

"I remember it happening. That's about it," Jenner says. "A tragedy like this, you'll never get over it. You just learn to live with it the best you possibly can."

Still, the 65-year-old Olympian claims that despite reports that her speed could have been a factor in the crash, she was in fact driving under the speed limit at the time.

"No, I was under the speed limit. I was going 46 in a 50, my airbag didn't even go off," Jenner says. "All I needed was probably a half a second, you know, of time. I almost got stopped -- but I couldn't quite get it stopped. I was pulling a trailer so no, I don’t think speed was anything like that."

If convicted of misdemeanor manslaughter, Jenner could face one year in county jail.

"The media wants that picture, don't they?" she laughs. "That is the worst case scenario. I don't know. We'll see. The men's county jail. It is an enormous problem that they would put trans women in a men's county jail, but those are things we're looking into."

In May, Jenner was hit with a wrongful death lawsuit by Howe's stepchildren, who claim that she was "careless, negligent, and reckless" at the time of the crash. They are seeking unspecified damages.

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. Her rep also denied to The Associated Press in February that she was texting while driving.

WATCH: Family of Woman Killed in Car Crash Blasts Caitlyn Jenner After Surveillance Footage Revealed

Watch ET's exclusive surveillance video of the tragic crash below.