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Caitlyn Jenner to Pay Family $800K After Deadly Crash

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By    |   Friday, 26 Jan 2018 10:57 AM

Caitlyn Jenner will pay a family $800,000 in a settlement after a deadly 2015 car crash on California's famed Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, the website TheBlast.com reported Wednesday.

The Daily Mail wrote that Jenner, 68, rear-ended a vehicle driven by Kim Howe, 69, on Feb. 7, 2015, which pushed the vehicle into oncoming traffic, where it was hit by a Hummer H2 driven by Peter Millesi-Wolf, a Grammy-nominated pianist and composer, and carrying four members of his family.

Howe died at the scene while Millesi-Wolf and his family were injured, the Daily Mail reported. The newspaper said Jenner settled a lawsuit with Howe's stepchildren earlier.

TheBlast.com said that according to court documents, Jenner will pay $500,000 to Elga Mauer, 74, who was in backseat of the Hummer and suffered a broken neck. Peter and Lea Wolf-Millesi will receive $100,000 each and two of their children will receive $50,000 each, the website said.

Jenner will pay $250,000 in attorney's fees as well, according to court documents, TheBlast.com wrote. Sources told the website that Jenner's insurance will pick up the cost for part of the settlement.

The Los Angeles District Attorney's office declined to charge Jenner for misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter for the accident, saying that it could not prove Jenner's driving was negligent, wrote CNN in 2015.

"We are heartened the district attorney has agreed that even a misdemeanor charge would be inappropriate," Jenner's attorney Blair Berk told CNN at the time. "A traffic accident, however devastating and heartbreaking when a life is lost, is not necessarily a criminal matter."

CNN wrote that Jenner was the third vehicle in the chain multi-rear end collision on the Pacific Coast Highway, when it struck Howe's vehicle, pushing it into oncoming traffic.

The Los Angeles Sheriff's Department found that while Jenner was driving under the speed limit, it was still at an unsafe speed, CBS News reported. The department also found that a vehicle driven by Jessica Steindorff, the first car in the chain accident, was not at fault, the network said.

Jenner's lawyers had argued that Steindorff was inattentive and did not proceed when the traffic light turned green, per CBS News.

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