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The decision is in! Caitlyn Jenner will not face prosecution for causing a car crash that killed a woman in Malibu on February 1.
The Los Angeles District Attorney’s office has decided not to pursue charges against the reality star and former Olympian according to papers filed on Wednesday, which Business Insider has obtained.
The D.A.’s office decided not to prosecute, because it believed Jenner’s actions weren’t “a violation of a misdemeanor or infraction.”
The office also decided that Jenner isn’t guilty of negligence.
“Based on facts,” the D.A. wrote, “we cannot prove beyond a reasonable doubt that suspect’s conduct was unreasonable.”
A single misdemeanor manslaughter charge could have meant a yearlong jail sentence.
Last month, a Sheriff Department’s report showed that Jenner’s actions “put into motion” the chain of events that led to the death of Kim Howe. Jenner’s vehicle pushed Howe’s into oncoming traffic and then it hit another vehicle holding five people. Jenner was actually driving below the speed limit, but at an unsafe speed for the road conditions that day, the report determined.
Jenner has argued that her speed was not illegal and expressed concern over prisons and how they treat transgender people when she appeared on “Today” recently.
Even though Jenner won’t be prosecuted for manslaughter, it’s still possible that the surviving victims of the crash or Howe’s estate could sue Jenner in civil court for millions of dollars.
See the D.A. declination form below:
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