Sheriff’s investigators will recommend that Caitlyn Jenner face a vehicular manslaughter charge for her participation in a fatal car accident in California in February, according to reports.

The car accident occurred on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu. Jenner reportedly rear-ended a Lexus, pushing it into oncoming traffic where it was then struck by a Hummer. The Lexus’ driver, Kim Howe, 69, was killed. Additionally, five children and two adults were hospitalized.

The Associated Press reports:

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Nicole Nishida says investigators found that Jenner was driving “unsafe for the prevailing road conditions”...

Nishida says the case will be presented for final review next week. The district attorney will determine what charges Jenner ultimately faces.

If convicted, Jenner could face a year in county jail.

“My heartfelt sympathies go out to the family and loved ones, and to all of those who were involved or injured in this terrible accident,” Jenner said in a statement one day after the accident. “It is a devastating tragedy and I cannot pretend to imagine what this family is going through at this time. I am praying for them. I will continue to cooperate in every way possible.”


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