Caitlyn Jenner has been sued by Hummer crash victims in a new lawsuit from last February’s fatal accident.
The reality star, then known Bruce Jenner, caused a chain-reaction accident on Pacific Coast Highway after hitting a Lexus driven by Kim Howe and sending it into oncoming traffic.
Kim Howe’s car was then hit by a Hummer, leading to her death.
While Kim Howe’s family already has a suit against Bruce Jenner pending, as does the driver of a Prius Jenner struck after first hitting the Lexus, the reality star is now being sued by the occupants of the Hummer.
The Wolf-Millesi family says they had five relatives in the Hummer, all of whom were injured physically and emotionally as a result of the crash. One family member claims to have suffered a severe cervical fracture that has left her permanently disabled.
Another car passenger says he suffered blunt force trauma, while a different individual had severe nerve damage. Perhaps most disturbingly, a month-old newborn was in the car as well, and was not responsive at the scene, leading the baby to be rushed to the hospital. The child survived, but it is not clear if he or she suffered injuries.
According to TMZ, the legal documents state: “The emotional effects of being involved in a collision that has taken the life of another has caused tremendous distress and suffering.”
All is attributed to Caitlyn Jenner, whom the lawsuit blames for driving recklessly at an unsafe speed. The Wolf-Millesi family is seeking unspecified damages, TMZ reports.
The filing comes more than two months after the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office announced it would not pursue criminal charges against Caitlyn Jenner.
Bruce Jenner’s cellphone records will be released to investigators in connection with Saturday’s fatal car crash on Pacific Coast Highway.
Sgt. Philip Brooks of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department told the Los Angeles Times that investigators would ask Bruce Jenner to sign a form to release his cellphone records to authorities.
Meanwhile, DMV records showed that Kim Howe, the 69-year-old driver killed in the Malibu crash, had not had a valid license since 2007, when it expired.
Alan Nierob, the former Olympian’s publicist, has said Bruce Jenner would provide the records to show he was not texting, Associated Press reported.
Philip Brooks said investigators would try to obtain cellphone records for the other drivers involved in the crash that killed Kim Howe. At this point, he said, all drivers were being investigated.
The crash investigation likely will take months, the sergeant said: “It’s like putting Humpty Dumpty back together again.”
Along with reviewing cellphone records, detectives plan to examine the vehicles, re-create the crash on paper, talk to witnesses and look through any photographs and video.
If the probe reveals one of the drivers committed a vehicle code violation at the time of the crash, more serious charges – including vehicular manslaughter – are a possibility, he said.
Authorities say the crash happened when a Lexus slammed into a Prius that had stopped or slowed down on PCH near Corral Canyon Road in Malibu.
Bruce Jenner was behind the Lexus in a black Cadillac Escalade, hauling an off-road vehicle. He rear-ended the Lexus.
The Lexus was pushed into the path of a Hummer, causing a head-on collision.
Kim Howe, the driver of the Lexus, died at the scene.
According to the California Department of Motor Vehicles, Kim Howe had not had a valid driver’s license since 2007, when it expired.
Bruce Jenner, who rear-ended Kim Howe’s vehicle, has a valid license, the DMV said.
Paparazzi were following Bruce Jenner, but Philip Brooks said it didn’t appear Jenner was trying to outrun them.
Philip Brooks said Bruce Jenner was photographed holding a cellphone but it was unclear when it was taken. Five others were hurt, but not seriously, in the crash.
On February 8, Bruce Jenner issued a statement calling the crash a “devastating tragedy.”
“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,” the reality star said in a statement released by his publicist.
“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.”
The woman killed in this weekend’s deadly multi-vehicle crash involving Bruce Jenner has been identified as Kim Howe.
Kim Howe was a 69-year-old widow who lived in Calabasas and Malibu.
Public records show that Kim Howe had a home in the same gated community in Calabasas as Bruce Jenner’s former stepdaughters Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian.
Kim Howe was behind the wheel of a Lexus on the Pacific Coast Highway when the Toyota Prius ahead of her stopped and she slammed into it.
Bruce Jenner, driving a Cadillac Escalade behind Kim Howe, crashed into her, sending the woman’s car into oncoming traffic, where a Hummer collided with it. Kim Howe died at the scene.
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Authorities are still trying to determine exactly what happened to cause the accident.
Bruce Jenner has said that he wasn’t distracted by texting at the time of the accident, and has volunteered to show investigators his cell phone records.The woman killed in this weekend’s deadly multi-vehicle crash involving Bruce Jenner has been identified as Kim Howe. Kim Howe was a 69-year-old widow who lived in Calabasas and Malibu. Public records show that Kim Howe had a home in the same gated community in Calabasas as Bruce Jenner’s former stepdaughters Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian. Kim Howe was behind the wheel of a Lexus on the Pacific Coast Highway when the Toyota Prius ahead of her stopped and she slammed into it. Bruce Jenner, driving a Cadillac Escalade behind Kim Howe, crashed into her, sending the woman’s car into oncoming traffic, where a Hummer collided with it. Kim Howe died at the scene. Authorities are still trying to determine exactly what happened to cause the accident. Bruce Jenner has said that he wasn’t distracted by texting at the time of the accident, and has volunteered to show investigators his cell phone records.
Bruce Jenner has been involved in a deadly car crash and he reportedly told police he was being chased by paparazzi.
The former Olympian crashed his Escalade into another car on the Pacific Coast Highway, triggering a fatal multi-vehicle accident on February 7.
The unidentified female driver of the white car into which Bruce Jenner slammed is believed to have been the person who died in the chaos.
According to authorities, three vehicles were involved in the crash.
Several other people were injured, although the nature of those injuries has not been disclosed.
Bruce Jenner was seen walking around and is reportedly unharmed after the accident.
A rescue helicopter transported one person from the scene of the crash to Pepperdine University. It is not clear whether the victim was dead or merely among the injured.
Eyewitnesses told TMZ that Bruce Jenner, allegedly trying to evade paparazzi, rear ended the white car, sending it into oncoming traffic, where it was destroyed by a Hummer, killing the white car’s driver at the scene.
The gossip website cites family sources who say Bruce Jenner told responders that as many as five paparazzi photographers were following him when the crash occurred.
Bruce Jenner’s Escalade was hauling a Polaris UTV at the time.
Police gave Bruce Jenner a sobriety test, which he is said to have passed.