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Prosecutors Decline To File Charges Against Jenner In PCH Crash

LOS ANGELES ( — Prosecutors Wednesday declined to file any charges against the former Bruce Jenner in connection with a fatal February traffic collision on Pacific Coast Highway.

In an official declination (PDF) released by the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office, investigators found that the "only possible violation" Jenner could be charged with was a "basic" speeding violation.

"Based on facts, [investigators] cannot prove beyond a reasonable doubt that suspect's conduct was unreasonable," a statement on the worksheet read.

Authorities said Jenner was driving a sport utility vehicle Feb. 7 when it slammed into two cars on Pacific Coast Highway, pushing a Lexus driven by Kim Howe into oncoming traffic.

Howe, 69, died from her injuries, and her stepchildren are suing Jenner, an Olympic gold medalist.

Sheriff's investigators determined that Jenner, 65, was traveling at an unsafe speed for the road conditions at the time and the evidence supports a vehicular manslaughter charge, the department said.

The crash occurred before Jenner announced she is transgender and transitioned into her new identity as Caitlyn.

Jenner's attorney, Blair Berk, declined to comment.

Jenner released a statement after the accident expressing sympathies to everyone involved.

"It is a devastating tragedy," the statement said. "I cannot pretend to imagine what this family is going through at this time. I am praying for them."

Jenner was born Bruce Jenner and won an Olympic gold medal for the decathlon in 1976.

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