Back in February, Bruce Jenner was involved in a car crash that claimed the life of 69-year-old Kim Howe.
Now, TMZ is reporting that Howe’s stepchildren have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Jenner for allegedly engaging in "careless and negligent" actions that led to the accident.
Sources say video of the accident shows that Jenner is solely to blame for the crash and while the amount of the suit has not been revealed, it’s expected to be in the eight-figure range.
Howe’s unnamed adult stepchildren reportedly had no relationship with her, and thus, it may be difficult for them to prove that they suffered financial damages as a result of her death.
There are conflicting accounts of the accident, and witnesses have been unable to agree on whether Jenner was speeding or not, but considering his fame and the fact that his car slammed into Howe’s and caused her to careen into oncoming traffic, it’s not surprising that he’s the one who has been singled out by Howe’s family.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is still investigating the crash, but it’s unlikely that they’ll uncover any evidence that fully exonerates Bruce.
As such, it’s likely that Jenner will simply settle out of court in the interest of keeping the incident out of the headlines.