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Caitlyn Jenner sued over fatal Malibu crash

Caitlyn Jenner sued over fatal Malibu crash
Caitlyn Jenner, shown at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards in New York last month, is being sued by another driver and his family in connection with a fatal traffic collision involving Jenner earlier this year. (Evan Agostini / Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

A family who says it suffered serious injuries in a fatal traffic collision involving Caitlyn Jenner earlier this year sued the Olympic gold medalist on Friday.

The Wolf-Milesi family of Malibu sued Jenner in Los Angeles Superior Court for negligence in the February crash, which killed one woman after Jenner rear-ended her car and pushed it into oncoming traffic on the Pacific Coast Highway.

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The woman, Kim Howe, died when a sport utility vehicle driven by Peter Wolf-Milesi struck her car head-on. The lawsuit states the four members of the Wolf-Milesi family and another occupant of their vehicle sustained serious injuries in the crash.

Wolf-Milesi suffered serious wrist injuries and his 1-month-old son was unresponsive after the accident, according to the lawsuit. Wolf-Milesi's wife also sustained blunt-force injuries and requires ongoing treatment, the suit states.

"The emotional effects of being involved in a collision that has taken the life of another has caused tremendous distress and suffering for the Wolf-Milesi family," the suit states.

Jenner's publicist Alan Nierob declined to comment Friday.

Sheriff's investigators determined that Jenner was traveling at an unsafe speed for the traffic conditions. Prosecutors declined to file a vehicular manslaughter charge against the 66-year-old Jenner, who was born as Bruce Jenner.

The accident occurred before Jenner announced that she is transgender and transitioned into her new identity as Caitlyn.

After the accident, Jenner released a statement expressing sympathy to those involved in the accident.

"It is a devastating tragedy," the statement read. "I cannot pretend to imagine what this family is going through at this time. I am praying for them."

Jenner is also facing separate lawsuits by Howe's family and the driver of another car involved in the collision.

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