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Bruce Jenner Involved In Fatal Car Accident

Bruce Jenner has been in the news a lot recently for his divorce, his “transition“, and for some of the reactions to same from the editorial pages and blogs around the nation. On Saturday, Jenner made the news again but for a very different reason, following a car accident he was involved in that resulted in one woman’s death. Police are now reportedly investigating whether Jenner was texting when he rear-ended the vehicle of the victim.

From TMZ:

The L.A. County Sheriff’s Dept. will get a search warrant to determine if Bruce Jenner was texting at the time he slammed into a car, causing the driver to die … TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, they will get warrants for both Bruce’s phone records and the cellphone itself. It’s illegal to text while driving in California and if Bruce was texting Saturday when he struck a car on PCH in Malibu, authorities could charge him with vehicular manslaughter.

Four vehicles were involved in the accident when Jenner allegedly rear-ended a white Lexus, pushing it into oncoming traffic where a head-on collision with a Hummer. The 69 year old driver of the Lexus was killed in the impact. Jenner was not injured. He passed a field sobriety test that was administered at the scene.

Although it was initially reported that Jenner blamed chasing paparazzi for his driving, CNN cites Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department official Lt. John Lecrivain as stating that there was “no indication that Bruce Jenner was being chased by paparazzi at the time of the crash.”

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