LOS ANGELES — Sheriff’s officials on Monday dug deeper into a weekend chain-reaction pile-up on Malibu’s Pacific Coast Highway that concerned Olympic bullion medalist Bruce Jenner and left one lady dead.
The mutilate was documented in paparazzi photos that were posted online by celebrity report website TMZ.
It has garnered poignant attention, along with a slew of speculation. Here’s a demeanour during what happened and some questions that have cropped adult so far:
WHAT WERE THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE CRASH?
A lady pushing a Toyota Prius stopped or slowed on a highway and was strike by a lady pushing a Lexus.
Bruce Jenner, pushing a black Cadillac Escalade with a trailer carrying an off-road vehicle, saw a pile-up and swerved right to try to equivocate it. He strike a Lexus, causing it to curve into approaching traffic, and it collided head-on with a black Hummer.
The motorist of a Lexus — Kim Howe 69, of Calabasas — died during a scene. California Department of Motor Vehicle annals showed Howe’s permit had lapsed in 2007.
WHAT IS BEING INVESTIGATED?
Los Angeles County sheriff’s investigators are perplexing to establish because a Prius stopped or slowed.
Traffic doesn’t tend to build adult on a Pacific Coast Highway in February, and a motorist was 150 yards from a subsequent trade light.
Her statements to investigators were “unclear,” Sgt. Philip Brooks said.
Another large doubt is because a Lexus veered into approaching trade when it was strike by Jenner’s Cadillac.
Usually all 3 cars stay in line in such an accident. But in this box a Lexus crossed a 12-foot core line to make a approach into a Hummer’s path, Brooks said.
DID THEY ALL TAKE SOBRIETY TESTS?
Deputies who responded to a collision spoke to any motorist and asked usually Jenner to take a margin seriousness test.
He upheld though problems and willingly submitted a blood sample. Those formula won’t be famous for some time, Brooks said.
It’s misleading because deputies motionless to exam usually Jenner, though typically they do not ask someone to contention to such tests unless there is a doubt about their sobriety, Brooks said.
WHY CELLPHONE RECORDS?
Sheriff’s investigators were contacting Jenner and a other drivers Monday to ask for entrance to their cellphone records.
Investigators customarily ask such annals in deadly multivehicle collisions to establish if dreaming pushing was a factor.
However, it’s formidable for investigators to pinpoint a timing of a pile-up to a impulse of a summary or phone call.
Sheriff’s deputies were during a stage for hours Saturday holding measurements to painstakingly refurbish a collision.
Investigators will re-interview a drivers, use a movement outlines left by Jenner’s trailer to establish a speed of impact, and investigate a waste margin and production of a wreck. They’ll also demeanour during photos or videos taken by bystanders, including paparazzi.
It will be months before investigators are means to interpretation either anything rapist occurred. “Sometimes it’s only an accident, and that’s all there is to it,” Brooks said.
WHAT DOES CALIFORNIA LAW SAY ABOUT TEXTING AND DRIVING?
Drivers in California contingency use hands-free apparatus while articulate on their cellphones and are taboo from texting while driving.
However, a justice statute final year pronounced drivers can use a cellphone’s GPS or map while pushing though a hands-free device. The statute has perplexed law enforcement’s ability to make texting and pushing laws, Brooks said.
WHAT DOES JENNER SAY?
Jenner has called a collision a “devastating tragedy” and vowed to concur with investigators. He also expelled a matter fluctuating sympathies to a victim’s family and “all of those who were concerned or harmed in this terrible accident.”
Jenner’s publicist Alan Nierob has pronounced a Olympian wasn’t texting when a pile-up happened and that he’ll yield cellphone annals if asked by investigators.
WAS THE PAPARAZZI CHASING JENNER? DID THAT CAUSE THE CRASH?
Jenner told deputies he was being followed by a paparazzi, though investigators fast dynamic he was not perplexing to hedge them and they didn’t means a crash, Brooks said.
Paparazzi mostly approximate Jenner, and he’s used to them following him.
Jenner won a bullion award in a men’s decathlon during a 1976 Summer Games, though he’s famous to a younger era as Kim Kardashian’s stepfather.
He and Kris Jenner seemed on a existence array “Keeping Up with a Kardashians,” along with their children. The dual finalized their divorce late final year, finale 23 years of marriage.
WHY HAS JENNER BEEN IN THE NEWS LATELY?
The pile-up comes amid widespread speak that Jenner, 65, is apropos a woman. Though Jenner himself has declined to publicly comment, his coming has gradually turn some-more traditionally feminine.
Those in his middle circles have not challenged conjecture that he is scheming to live as a lady and maybe will seem in a new existence array about his transition.