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Caitlyn Jenner 'won't be charged with a felony' for role in fatal car crash

Published 13/07/2015 | 14:46

TV personality Caitlyn Jenner seen in Tribeca on June 29, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/GC Images)
TV personality Caitlyn Jenner seen in Tribeca on June 29, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/GC Images)
Caitlyn Jenner poses with sons Burt, Brandon, Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, North West, Khloe Kardashian and Kendall Jenner Pic: Caitlyn Jenner/Twitter
Caitlyn Jenner in a sequin miniskirt in NYC
One person died in the crash involving Jenner's vehicle in Malibu
Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies investigate the scene of a car crash where one person was killed and at least seven others were injured

Caitlyn Jenner will not be charged with a felony for her involvement in a crash that left one woman dead.

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The Olympic gold medallist (65) was driving a black Escalade in February when she crashed into the back of a Lexus, which killed a 69-year-old woman, Kim Howe.

Police are now recommending to prosecutors that the charges are a "misdemeanor" at best, according to documented obtained by TMZ.

The report shows that no alcohol or drugs were involved, nor was she on her phone at the time.

One person died in the crash involving Jenner's vehicle in Malibu
One person died in the crash involving Jenner's vehicle in Malibu

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Another driver and members of Ms Howe's family have filed civil suits against Jenner.

"It's unlikely Caitlyn will spend one day behind bars, because the maximum penalty for misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter is one year in jail. Caitlyn's driving record is essentially clean, and she has no prior criminal history," a source close to the investigation told Radar Online.

Following the crash, Caitlyn, then known as Bruce, offered her sympathies to the family of the crash victim.

Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies investigate the scene of a car crash where one person was killed and at least seven others were injured
Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies investigate the scene of a car crash where one person was killed and at least seven others were injured

"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," she said in a statement to Access Hollywood.

"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."

Caitlyn Jenner in a sequin miniskirt in NYC
Caitlyn Jenner in a sequin miniskirt in NYC

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