It’s not pretty.
Caitlyn Jenner was involved in a four-car accident in California in February that she was lucky to walk away from.
A woman named Kimberley Howe, 69, was not so lucky. She died when Jenner’s Cadillac four-wheel drive hit her from behind, pushing her car into oncoming traffic. She was hit by another four-wheel drive and died at the scene.
Jenner released the following statement after the accident:
“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. 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.”
Now, Jenner is being sued by two of Howe’s step-children, as well as another driver, Jessica Steindorff, who says Jenner was driving “negligently, carelessly, recklessly and wantonly”.
“We did determine in the investigation that Jenner was going at an unsafe speed for the prevailing conditions, even though he was traveling under the posted speed limit,” Detective Richard Curry told CNN. (At the time of the crash, Jenner was identifying as Bruce Jenner)
Steindorff has spoken about her disappointment that Jenner was awarded the ESPY for courage.
“I find it difficult to understand how the culture we live in can honor a person who is responsible for taking a life and injuring several others with both an award and a reality show,” Steindorff told ET.