Bruce Jenner sued for negligence, wrongful death in Malibu crash

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Bruce Jenner has been sued for negligence and wrongful death in connection to a chain-reaction crash in Malibu that killed an elderly woman in February. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

Bruce Jenner has been sued for negligence and wrongful death in connection to a chain-reaction crash in Malibu that killed an elderly woman in February.

Kimberly Howe's stepchildren Dana Redmond and William Howe filed the lawsuit Friday morning. The suit contends that Jenner was driving at an unsafe speed, alleging he was negligent, careless and reckless, which caused the 69-year-old's death.

"So far, no one has accepted responsibility for the collision that resulted in Ms. Howe's death. Her children feel an obligation to bring the truth to light and seek justice for Ms. Howe. This lawsuit is the only tool at their disposal that gives them the ability to do so," Redmond and William Howe's attorney Jeffrey Wolf said in a statement.

On Feb. 7, Jenner was involved in a four-vehicle crash in the 26000 block of Pacific Coast Highway. Kimberly Howe was killed and seven others were injured.

Los Angeles County sheriff's officials have previously said the deadly crash occurred after a Prius came to a stop in the northbound lanes of PCH for unknown reasons. The Prius was then hit by a white Lexus sedan driven by Kimberly Howe.

Jenner's Cadillac Escalade, which was towing a trailer, then rear-ended the Lexus. The impact of the crash caused the Lexus to travel into the southbound lanes, where it then collided head-on with a Hummer.

Jenner told investigators that paparazzi were following him at the time of the crash, but he was not evading them. His lawyer has said that the U.S. Olympian was not texting at the time of crash.

The suit alleges Kimberly Howe was driving with caution and did not cause the crash. Howe's license expired in 2007, according to the California Department of Motor Vehicles.

An investigation into the collision is ongoing, sheriff's officials said.

The lawsuit asks for unspecified damages for financial and emotional losses.

Representatives for Jenner declined to comment on the pending litigation.

A hearing was scheduled for Oct. 14, 2016 and a trial for Nov. 1, 2016.
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