Bruce Jenner Faces Possible Wrongful Death Lawsuit From Car Crash Victim’s Stepchildren
Bruce Jenner is facing a possible wrongful death lawsuit by the stepchildren of Kim Howe, the woman killed in a car accident involving the reality TV personality in February. As Gossip Cop previously reported, Howe was driving her Lexus down the Pacific Coast Highway when Jenner’s Cadillac Escalade slammed into the back of her car, causing her to veer into oncoming traffic. Howe’s vehicle was struck by a Hummer, and she died at the scene.
The adult stepchildren of Howe are now preparing for a wrongful death lawsuit and have both sought out lawyers, reports TMZ. While neither stepchild had a close relationship with Howe, they are the only people who can legally file such a claim. Howe’s husband died in 2003, and her parents are also both deceased.
As Gossip Cop reported, Jenner was not texting or talking on his cell phone at the time of the accident, and he was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Investigators say the “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star was only driving 38 MPH at impact, so speeding was also not an issue.
It’s worth noting that Howe’s stepchildren will not be inheriting her property. She left behind a will donating $55,000 to a variety of animal charities, including PETA, the Doris Day Animal League and The Elephant Sanctuary of Tennessee. Howe also had a trust with millions of dollars in assets, but that too will be donated to charity. Gossip Cop will have updates on any litigation.