The Bruce Jenner victim has just been identified as a neighbor of the Kardashians.
“The sole fatality from the four-car accident involving Bruce Jenner on Saturday, Feb. 7 has been identified as Kim Howe,” Us Weekly reported on February 9. “Howe was a neighbor of the famous Kardashian-Jenner clan, who live in Calabasas, Calif.”
“Howe was driving her Lexus when she collided with a Toyota Prius that had slowed down, and Jenner then rear-ended her Lexus with his Cadillac Escalade, causing Howe’s car to go into oncoming traffic.”
The Los Angeles Times was first to report the Bruce Jenner victim’s identity.
The Bruce Jenner victim was 69-years-old at the time of her death.
As the Inquisitr previously reported, Jenner released a heartfelt statement to press after the deadly collision.
“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 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.”
Although there have been reports claiming Jenner could have been texting prior to the crash, his publicist, Alan Nierob, insists he did nothing of the sort.
In a statement to the Wrap, Nierob revealed the following.
“The evidence will show that Bruce was not texting at the time of the accident.”
That said, the Los Angeles Times’ report about the incident alleged that there was a photo taken of Jenner prior to the crash, which featured him on his cell phone.
In an additional report, via TMZ, it was stated that Jenner intends to hand over his cell phone records in an effort to prove he was not sending text messages at the time the accident occurred.
“Bruce Jenner has volunteered all of his cell phone info to the L.A. County Sheriff’s Dept. to prove he was not texting at the time of Saturday’s fatal car crash. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ… Jenner has authorized Sheriff’s detectives to get all the necessary data from Jenner’s cell phone carrier, thus making a search warrant unnecessary.”
At this time, no charges have been pressed against Jenner, but because of California’s law about following too close, he is still at risk.
Prayers go out to the Bruce Jenner crash victim, as well as her family and friends.
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