Saturday 10 December 2016

Caitlyn Jenner 'reaches settlement' with stepchildren of woman killed in multi-vehicle highway smash

Published 28/01/2016 | 21:07

Caitlyn Jenner attends a special screening of
Caitlyn Jenner attends a special screening of "Tangerine" at Landmark Nuart Theatre on January 4, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

The stepchildren of the motorist killed in a 2015 multi-vehicle accident involving reality TV star Caitlyn Jenner have reportedly reached a settlement with the retired Olympian.

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The transgender star, who was Bruce Jenner at the time of the crash on the Pacific Coast Highway in California, was sued by William Howe and Dana Redmond for the wrongful death of their stepmother.

The adult siblings refreshed their suit in July (15), claiming Jenner's insurance policy did not cover their damages.

Caitlyn asked for the lawsuit to be thrown out, insisting the stepkids did not depend on Howe and were allegedly estranged from her at the time of the accident.

The legal battle rumbled on, but now Howe's stepchildren have filed to dismiss the lawsuit after reportedly settling with Jenner.

According to court documents obtained by TMZ.com, Howe and Redmond filed dismissals on Tuesday.

Khloe Karadashian and Caitlyn Jenner. Picture: Instagram
Khloe Karadashian and Caitlyn Jenner. Picture: Instagram

Police reports suggest Caitlyn drove into the rear of Jessica Steindorff's Toyota Prius, which started a chain reaction, pushing Howe's Lexus into oncoming traffic.

Jenner settled another lawsuit linked to the PCH crash at the end of last month, when she came to an agreement with Steindorff.

The full details of the settlement have not been released, but Jenner's insurance company officials agreed to pay Steindorff, 66, for personal injury and property damage.

Jenner, who was two months shy of announcing her male-to-female transition during a U.S. TV news special when the accident occurred, was never charged with vehicular manslaughter. She still faces one more lawsuit connected to the February, 2015 crash.

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