Caitlyn Jenner May Face Manslaughter Charge in Fatal Crash -

LOS ANGELES — Sheriff’s investigators are to offer evidence to prosecutors that could lead to a manslaughter charge against Caitlyn Jenner for her role in a fatal car crash on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, Calif., in February.

A Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman, Nicole Nishida, said Thursday that investigators had found that Ms. Jenner was driving in a manner “unsafe for the prevailing road conditions” when her sport utility vehicle rear-ended a Lexus, pushing it into traffic.

Ms. Nishida said the case would be presented for review next week. The district attorney will determine what charges, if any, Ms. Jenner will ultimately face.

Ms. Jenner was hauling an off-road vehicle on a trailer behind her Cadillac Escalade on Feb. 7 when she steered to avoid cars slowing for a traffic light in front of her on the Pacific Coast Highway.

Caitlyn Jenner at the ESPY Awards in Los Angeles last month.

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The Lexus driver, Kim Howe, 69, was killed when her car was struck head-on by a Hummer.

Ms. Jenner’s lawyer, Blair Berk, declined to comment.

The crash occurred months before Ms. Jenner’s gender transition. She was formerly known as Bruce Jenner, and was the 1976 Olympic decathlon champion and Kim Kardashian’s stepfather. Photographs from the scene of the crash, posted online, showed her wearing dark glasses and a baseball cap, surveying the wreckage and speaking with emergency responders.

As Bruce Jenner, she was on the cover of Playgirl and was an author, an actor and, most recently, a part of the Kardashian family’s reality television empire.

In April, she spoke about her gender transition in a television special that drew nearly 17 million viewers.

In early June, Ms. Jenner revealed her new identity on the cover of Vanity Fair and became a sensation on social media when the magazine posted the article online.