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Caitlyn Jenner could face manslaughter charge in fatal Malibu crash

Detectives with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department are set to present evidence that could lead to a misdemeanor manslaughter charge against Caitlyn Jenner, who was involved in a fatal chain-reaction crash on the Pacific Coast Highway in February.

Detective Richard Curry said the I Am Cait star was not speeding but was driving at an unsafe speed considering the conditions in Malibu that day when her Escalade hit a car that was involved in the deadly wreck, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Detectives will present the evidence next week, and a conviction could result in a year in jail.

During the six-month investigation, authorities from the sheriff's department and California Highway Patrol checked video footage of the accident as well as paparazzi photos. They also spoke with Jenner's friends and family and reviewed her cellphone records; none of the drivers involved were talking on the phone at the time of the crash.

Authorities said at the time that 69-year-old Kim Howe, who was driving a Lexus, rear-ended a Prius driven by Jessica Steindorff, 29, after the Prius suddenly slowed or stopped. Jenner's Escalade then hit the Lexus, pushing it into oncoming traffic. Howe was killed when a Hummer driving in the opposite direction slammed into her car.

Steindorff's attorney, Robert Simon, argues that Jenner's SUV hit the Lexus, which then hit Steindorff's car. Both Steindorff and the Howe family have filed suits against Jenner.

"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," Jenner said in the statement at the time. "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."

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