Woman killed in multi-car crash involving Kardashian dad Bruce Jenner
Olympic gold medalist and reality TV star Bruce Jenner was involved in a four-car crash on a Southern California highway on Saturday (Feb 7) that left one person dead, police said.
According to TMZ, Jenner was driving one of the vehicles that crashed in the beachside celebrity haven of Malibu on the Pacific Coast Highway.
One person was killed, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement.
He declined medical treatment at the scene near Los Angeles, said Sheriff’s Department Sergeant Matthew Dunn. But TMZ says he volunteered to have his blood alcohol level tested.
The former track star, 65, made headlines earlier this week when People magazine reported that he had told family members he planned to become a woman.
The name of the person killed has not been released, and authorities did not immediately give the person’s gender or age.
Five other people injured in the crash were transported to a local hospital, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lieutenant Jennifer Seetoo said in a statement. Their conditions were not released.
A Los Angeles County coroner worker loads a victim into a van at the scene of a four-car crash involving Olympic gold medalist and reality TV star Bruce Jenner. Photo: Reuters
Celebrity website TMZ showed photos of Jenner standing at the scene of the collision, which left one car with its trunk damaged and its front end mangled and pushed in toward the driver’s seat.
TMZ, citing family sources close to Jenner, said he was being chased by paparazzi photographers at the time of the crash.
It posted photos taken from a side angle that the website said showed the initial moment of impact in the multi-vehicle collision.
The photos were credited to Splash News/INF.
A representative from Splash News was not immediately available to comment.
Sheriff’s officials declined to confirm whether photographers might have been chasing Jenner, saying it was early in their investigation.
Dunn said he did not know if Jenner was driving or if he was just a passenger in the crash. He had earlier said three vehicles were involved, but sheriff’s officials later confirmed there was a fourth vehicle.
Source: Reuters, TMZ, AFP