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EXCLUSIVE PICTURES - Bruce Jenner takes sobriety test at the roadside - moments after one of the Kardashians' neighbors died when he crashed his car into her Lexus and she span off the road
- Olympian, 65, 'smashed into victim, who was pushed into oncoming traffic' driving down Pacific Coast Highway
- Witnesses said the woman died at the scene in Malibu, California, while seven other people were left injured
- Woman killed in the crash has not yet been formally identified but has been named locally as 69-year-old Kim Howe
- Ms Howe, a widow, is reportedly neighbors with Kourtney, Khloe and Robert Kardashian in Calabasas, California
- Jenner, reportedly undergoing gender reassignment, was unharmed in the crash and passed sobriety test at scene
- Hours after smash, a suspected drunk driver crashed into the scene after ignoring police 'road closure' barriers
- Officials are now examining phone records of all four drivers to help determine circumstances surrounding crash
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Malibu crash involving Bruce Jenner leaves 1 dead, 5 injured
Michael Finnegan, Richard Winton
February 8, 2015
A two-mile stretch of the highway was closed for hours in both directions near Corral Canyon Road after the crash occurred shortly after noon.
The lanes were finally cleared and reopened shortly after 9 p.m.
Jenner, whose apparent transition from male to female has drawn intense media coverage in recent days, was being followed by paparazzi when the collision occurred, but it’s doubtful he was trying to outrun them, said L.A. County Sheriff's Sgt. Philip Brooks.
Brooks described a chain reaction involving four cars:
A woman driving northbound in a Toyota Prius slowed down or stopped for reasons that were unclear. An elderly woman driving a Lexus sedan rear-ended the Prius.
Jenner, who was driving a black Cadillac Escalade sport utility vehicle that was hauling a trailer carrying an off-road vehicle, then rear-ended the Lexus.
The impact propelled the Lexus into oncoming traffic, where a Hummer traveling southbound slammed into the Lexus. The driver of the Lexus, whom authorities declined to identify, died at the scene. Both the front and rear ends of the Lexus were severely damaged.
After the crash, a swelling crowd of onlookers and paparazzi led rescuers to call in reinforcements to manage the scene.
“It was a nightmare,” Brooks said.
Several guests at the nearby Malibu Beach RV Park walked down to the crash site and watched as authorities pulled the victim's body from the mangled remains of the Lexus.
Photos on the celebrity gossip website TMZ showed Jenner, in sunglasses and a baseball cap, surveying the wreckage. Three photos showed the moment of impact when he rear-ended the Lexus.
Jenner passed a field sobriety test and took a blood-alcohol test, Brooks said. The results were not immediately available. Investigators plan to examine his mobile phone records to see whether he was using the phone when the crash occurred.
Jenner spokesman Alan Nierob declined to explain what happened.
“I really don't have any details relating to this accident other than confirming [that] my client was uninjured,” Nierob said in an email.
Five people, including three children, were injured in the wreck, but none was seriously hurt, said Lt. Jennifer Seetoo, watch commander of the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff's Station in Agoura.
By nightfall, the highway was still closed to traffic just west of Pepperdine University and wasn't expected to reopen until at least 9 p.m.
At 6:30 p.m., a motorist plowed through the road closure on Pacific Coast Highway and crashed into two of the four vehicles involved in the earlier collision, said sheriff’s Cmdr. Mike Parker. The driver was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving.
Times staff writers Christie D'Zurilla and Amanda Covarrubias contributed to this report.
Bruce Jenner Involved in PCH Crash in Malibu That Left 1 Dead; 5 Taken To Hospital
By Steve Almasy CNN
Police open vehicular manslaughter investigation
UPDATED 1:16 AM EST Feb 08, 2015
Jenner was driving a black Cadillac SUV that was the third vehicle involved in a multiple read-end collision, Sgt. Philip Brooks of the sheriff's department said.
The first vehicle was a black Prius that stopped short, CNN affiliate KCAL reported, citing deputies. Behind it was a white Lexus sedan that also hit its brakes.
Jenner's Escalade was towing a trailer with an all-terrain vehicle on it when it ran into the Lexus from behind, Brooks said. The Lexus spun into oncoming traffic and was hit by a Hummer H2. The driver of the Lexus was killed.
KCAL reported Jenner's SUV left skid marks.
The midday wreck came just after noon on Pacific Coast Highway near Corral Canyon Road, the department said in a news release.
The sheriff's department later opened a vehicular manslaughter investigation, a source close to the case told CNN legal analyst Mark Geragos. The investigation will focus on everyone in the case, not just one person, the source said.
The sheriff's department said on its Facebook page that the surviving drivers were cooperating with investigators.
A deputy said Jenner voluntarily took a field sobriety test, was questioned and went home.
No information about the deceased was immediately available.
Jenner, 65, was not injured in the crash, publicist Alan Nierob said.
Pictures posted by TMZ showed Jenner standing by a damaged car talking with a firefighter.
Five children and two adults were taken to the hospital with injuries, authorities said.
The sheriff's department is still investigating the cause of the accident, the statement said. The accident occurred on a tricky stretch of the highway, where the road is narrow and twisting.
In a bizarre twist to the story, a car later drove through safety barriers around the scene and struck two of the cars from the initial accident, Cmdr. Mike Parker of the sheriff's department tweeted. The driver was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, Parker wrote.
Jenner won the 1976 Olympic decathlon with a world record score for the 10-discipline event. He quickly capitalized on his success with Wheaties commercials, appearances and other ventures.
He became an actor, appearing in the drama "CHiPs" in 1981 and occasionally playing himself on shows such as "Silver Spoons." He is best known to many television viewers as a member of the cast of the current reality show "Keeping Up With the Kardashians."