New video evidence in the Bruce Jenner car crash incident could spell
trouble for the transitioning reality star following the four-car
incident that left one person dead and seven injured on the Pacific
Coast Highway in Malibu, California, earlier this month.
bus traveling behind the Hummer involved is reported to have captured
the entire incident on mounted cameras, evidence that is now in the
hands of the police.
The footage shows the 65-year-old former
Olympian smash his Cadillac Escalade into the back of both the victim’s
white Lexus and the Toyota Prius involved.
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New video evidence could spell trouble for Bruce Jenner following
the four-car incident that left one person dead and seven injured on
the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu earlier this month
Bruce Jenner surveys the crash scene: An MTA bus traveling behind
the Hummer involved is reported to have captured the entire incident on
mounted cameras, evidence that is now in the hands of the police
A white Lexus was pushed into the path of a Hummer coming the
other way, leaving the vehicle a crumpled wreck and the sole occupant,
69-year-old Kim Howe, dead
Most significantly the video shows that the Lexus driver didn’t make contact with the Prius involved, reports TMZ.
familiar with the video told TMZ that Jenner hits the Lexus, propelling
it into a Hummer coming the other way. Jenner then continues on and
hits the Prius.
If correct, the MTA video makes a more compelling
case that Jenner was following too close, which opens the door to a
possible vehicular manslaughter prosecution.
TMZ obtained a re-creation of the accident, which wasn’t based on the video but they claim accurately reflects the MTA video.
According to previous reports, the Lexus had been in Jenner’s path after coming to a halt when it hit a Prius travelling ahead.
Lexus was then pushed into the path of a Hummer coming the other way,
leaving the vehicle a crumpled wreck and the sole occupant, 69-year-old
Kim Howe, dead.
It had previously been reported that a chain reaction caused the
victim’s Lexus to hit a Toyota Prius, pictured in front of her – but new
video evidence apparently shows that the victim’s vehicle didn’t touch
The woman who died in the four-car crash was 69-year-old widow Kim Howe, a neighbour of the Kardashians
The Kardashian family patriarch, who escaped the crash unscathed,
took a roadside sobriety test in front of officers in the wake of the
collision, which he passed.
This latest evidence suggests that
rather than the chain reaction being caused by the victim’s Lexus
hitting the Prius in front of her, Jenner may have hit both cars.
enforcement sources told the celebrity news site that one operating
theory is that the Prius had been stopped behind cars and, as a traffic
light turned green, vehicles began moving.
It was at this point,
sources say, that Jenner rear-ended the Lexus and when the Lexus cleared
his lane, his car kept moving and crashed into the Prius.
TMZ reported that police say when Jenner hit the Lexus, it veered left while his Escalade moved to the right.
in Malibu have opened a vehicular homicide investigation. If any of the
drivers in the crash are found criminally negligent, felony charges
could be filed – which carry a sentence of up to six years in prison.
Jenner’s Cadillac Escalade hit the back of the victim’s white
Lexus on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, California, which then
reportedly hit a Prius before being pushed into the path of a Hummer
An aerial view of the crash scene on February 7 shows the damaged cars, and police markings as they work to establish the cause
it is determined that Jenner’s Escalade struck both cars and
authorities find he was following too closely, it would make prosecution
for vehicular manslaughter more likely than if he was just part of the
Investigations will determine if Jenner, or any of
the other three drivers involved in the collision, were texting or on
their mobile phones at the time of the collision.
It is illegal to text while driving in California.
The star’s representative has denied that he was texting behind the wheel.
his silence on the crash the following day, Jenner said in a statement:
‘My heartfelt and deepest sympathies go out to the family and loved
ones, and to all of those who were involved or injured in this terrible
‘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.’
But three days after the crash, Jenner was seen talking on his phone while driving in Los Angeles.
The reality star had the device pressed to his ear while behind the wheel in Thousand Oaks, California.
Bruce married Kris Jenner, pictured together, in 1991, but their divorce is expected to be finalized next month
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