01/10/2015 06:04 BST | Updated 01/10/2015 06:59 BST

Caitlyn Jenner Crash: Former Olympian WON'T Be Charged With Vehicular Manslaughter, Following Fatal Car Accident

Caitlyn Jenner will not face charges over a fatal car accident she was involved in earlier this year.


Back in February, Caitlyn was involved in a road accident, which left one driver fatally injured.

She hit another vehicle while driving her car in Malibu, causing a chain-reaction crash, according to authorities.

Six months on, it was reported that Caitlyn could face vehicular manslaughter charges, which could carry a sentence of up to a year in prison, though it has now been confirmed that she will not be charged.

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In a statement to USA Today, Caitlyn’s attorney, Blair Berk, said: “We believed from the start that a thorough and objective investigation would clear Caitlyn of any criminal wrongdoing.

“We are heartened the district attorney has agreed that even a misdemeanor charge would be inappropriate. A traffic accident, however devastating and heartbreaking when a life is lost, is not necessarily a criminal matter.”

Caitlyn, who came out as transgender in the weeks after the incident, recently spoke of her fears that she may be sent to a men’s prison, should she be sentenced over the crash.

She told Matt Lauer on ‘The Today Show’: “That is the worst case scenario… men's county jail. It is an enormous problem that they would put a trans woman in a men's county jail.”

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