PCH Crash Could Send Jenner to Prison

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In this Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015 file photo, Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy guards the scene of a collision involving three vehicles in Malibu, Calif. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File)

Local celebrity and former Olympian Caitlyn Jenner could be charged with misdemeanor manslaughter by the district attorney’s office next week, following a police investigation over a February crash on Pacific Coast Highway near Solstice Canyon that left one motorist dead.

Kimberly Howe, 69, was killed when Jenner’s vehicle struck Howe’s car from the rear and sent it into oncoming traffic on PCH in Malibu on Feb. 7.

“Jenner’s case is going to go to the district attorney next week to see if it is worthy of a misdemeanor violation for involuntary manslaughter,” Detective Richard Curry of the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station told CNN Wednesday.

A conviction for misdemeanor involuntary manslaughter can bring a sentence of up to one year in prison.

Jenner, who earlier this year publicized her transformation from Bruce to Caitlyn, has long been a Malibu resident, raising her children here. In March, just over a month after the accident, Jenner purchased an additional Malibu home near El Pescador State Beach.