Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

Victim ID'd in Deadly PCH Crash Involving Bruce Jenner, Investigation Continues

As the investigation into Saturday's fatal four-vehicle crash on Pacific Coast Highway focused in on whether there was any criminal intent, authorities Sunday released the victim's name.

Kim Howe, 69, of Calabasas, died when her Lexus veered or was pushed into oncoming traffic just after noon on Saturday, Feb. 7, in Malibu near Corral Canyon Road, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Sgt. Philip Brooks said.

The department is investigating the fatal traffic collision, gathering cellphone records and conducting interviews, Brooks said.

Howe rear-ended a Toyota Prius, and was then hit herself by reality TV star Bruce Jenner's SUV after Howe's car hit a Prius, Brooks said. For a reason that's still under investigation, Howe's car was pushed into the southbound lane of PCH, where it was hit by a fast-moving Hummer.

If any of the drivers, including Jenner, are found to have acted with "criminal intent," they could be charged with vehicular manslaughter, according to Brooks.

None of the drivers are being investigated for vehicular manslaughter so far, he said.

Deputies have asked for the drivers to turn over cellphone records to detectives, Brooks said. If they don't comply, they may seek a warrant for the records.

Jenner was cooperative with the investigation, taking and passing a field sobriety test as well as voluntarily giving blood for more testing, deputies have said.

In a statement released Sunday evening, Jenner said: "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.

"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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