Looks like it will be a long time before Bruce Jenner can put his Feb. 7 fatal car crash behind him.
‘TMZ’ is reporting that the stepchildren of Kim Howe, who was killed in the accident on the Pacific Coast Highway, are planning on slapping the 65-year-old with a wrongful death lawsuit in relation to the crash.
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Sources close to the victim, 69, tell ‘TMZ’ this is particularly interesting because her two grown stepchildren had “virtually no relationship” with Kim prior to her passing.
The report notes she has no other direct relatives — as her husband died in 2003 and her parents predeceased her as well — but legally, the stepchildren have grounds to sue, even if they didn’t have a relationship with their stepmom at the time of her death.
Kim Howe’s Lexus after she was rear ended by Bruce. (Photo Credit: Splash)
While they stand to make money by suing Bruce — who’s worth an estimated $100 million — the sources close to Kim note the stepchildren won’t inherit Kim’s property. Additionally, she has a trust worth millions that she planned on donating to charity upon her death.
As ‘In Touch Weekly’ previously reported, Bruce could potentially face vehicular manslaughter charges — which allegedly caused him to spiral into a deep depression.
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“Everyone is so worried about his mental state,” a family insider told ‘In Touch’ at the time. “He is so depressed and in pain… Grief doesn’t even touch it. He is devastated, and in so much fear he can barely talk.”