Caitlyn Jenner settles lawsuit with stepchildren of woman killed in PCH crash
Caitlyn Jenner has settled the second civil suit brought against her after a fatal multi-vehicle crash on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu last February.
A wrongful death suit brought by William Howe and Dana Redmond — the stepchildren of Kim Howe, who was killed in the crash — was dismissed Tuesday, Jenner attorney Philip Boesch Jr. told the Associated Press.
Though the AP had no details beyond the fact of the settlement, a source told TMZ that the deal was for a “very modest amount” because of doubts about the stepchildren’s standing in the case. The source also said the money had come from insurance, not straight from Jenner.
Jenner’s car continued forward and hit a Prius driven by Jessica Steindorff, who was later charged with a misdemeanor for driving with a suspended license.
The possibility of a manslaughter charge against Jenner, 66, was the topic of much discussion in the months before and after the former Olympic athlete went public with her transition from Bruce to Caitlyn, however, prosecutors announced in September that no charges would be filed.
“Based on facts, cannot prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the suspect’s conduct was unreasonable,” prosecutor Patricia Wilkinson wrote in a document declining to file even a misdemeanor charge.
Tuesday’s settlement means no such trial will happen.
In December, Jenner settled a lawsuit brought by Steindorff, 29, who sought unspecified damages.
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