Caitlyn Jenner could face a vehicular manslaughter charge after sheriff’s investigators found she was driving unsafely when she caused a chain-reaction crash that killed a woman last February, officials said Thursday.
Investigators found that Jenner was driving “unsafe for the prevailing road conditions” when her SUV rear-ended a Lexus, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Nicole Nishida said.
Their investigation found that speed was a factor, considering the existing traffic conditions, Nishida said. Daniel W. Vomhof, an accident reconstructionist, said the additional weight from towing a loaded trailed makes it more difficult to stop a vehicle quickly and can surprise people.
Jenner was hauling an off-road vehicle on a trailer behind her Cadillac Escalade on Feb. 7 when she steered to avoid cars slowing for a traffic light in front of her on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu.