Stills from a bus video support accounts that Olympian Bruce Jenner actually rear-ended two cars in Malibu, pushing one into oncoming traffic on Pacific Coast Highway where the driver was struck and killed, a law enforcement source told The Times.
Jenner was towing an off-road vehicle with his SUV when he struck the rear of a Lexus sedan that had slowed in front of him, authorities said. The force sent the vehicle driven by 69-year-old Kim Howe across the roadway into the path of a southbound Hummer, according to Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials.
But a law enforcement source, who asked not to be identified because he is not authorized to publicly discuss the case, said witnesses reported that Jenner’s SUV continued on and hit a Toyota Prius that had stopped in front of the Lexus.
The source cautioned that a full analysis of the collision is ongoing. Sheriff’s officials say that there is evidence that Jenner braked hard before the collision and tried to steer to the right in the collision near Corral Canyon Road on Feb. 7.
Jenner, speaking through a spokesman, has denied any wrongdoing and expressed sympathy over the driver who was killed.
An initial account of the accident said the Lexus rear-ended the Prius, then Jenner rear-ended the Lexus, pushing it into oncoming traffic, where it crashed with the Hummer.
But last week an attorney for Prius driver Jessica Steindorff alleged to The Times that her car was hit by Jenner’s Escalade -- and not Howe’s Lexus as first described.
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