Transgendered woman Caitlyn Jenner, formely Bruce Jenner, may be charged with a crime that could see him do jail time. On February 7 Jenner was hauling an off-road vehicle on a trailer behind his Cadillac Escalade when he caused a collison and the L.A. County Sheriff’s Departement said today they will recommend charges.
Jenner’s SUV rear-ended two cars, a Toyota and a Lexus, after he failed to stop in time for a traffic light. The Lexus was pushed out into the opposite lane of traffic and struck head-on by a Hummer; the female driver of the Lexus, Kim Howe, 69, was killed. In the accident two other adults along with five children were hospitalized.
Sheriff’s department spokeswoman Nicole Nishida told media that investigators concluded Jenner was driving at a speed that was “unsafe for the prevailing road conditions.” It’s unclear if the former Olympian and reality TV star had prior experience handling the extra weight of hauling a trailer and an off-road vehicle.
The officers from the Sheriff’s department will present the results of their investigation to the district attorney office’s next week and that office will determine if the transgendered woman will be charged with vehicular manslaughter Because Jenner does not have a prior record if he is charged it is not likely he will serve time in jail. If given a jail sentence it would be for no longer than one year.
Jenner is also facing mulitipe civil suits as a result of the crash. His attorney, Blair Berk, declined to comment to media about the development. Should he be imprisoned it’s unknown whether Jenner would stay in a facility for men or one for women.