Bruce Jenner’s Cadillac Escalade reportedly rear-ended another vehicle during a four-car accident yesterday afternoon, Feb. 7, in Malibu that left five people injured and one woman dead. This woman is believed to be 69-year-old Kim Howe, a neighbor of the Kardashian family.
According to 'The Daily Mail,' Howe has not been formally identified, but reportedly named locally.
It’s reported that Howe – a widow – lived in the same Calabasas community as Kourtney, Robert and Khloé Kardashian. The hideaway is guarded by security at the road entrance.
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Currently, law enforcement is trying to determine the cause of the crash and are allegedly in the process of getting warrants for both Bruce's phone records and cellphone, according to 'TMZ.'
Kardashian sources initially told 'TMZ' that paparazzi were following Bruce during the time of the crash and ultimately caused the accident. But according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Lt. John Lecrivain, there is no evidence of this.
“There was a possibility that paparazzi was following him at the time of the crash, but that is a very regular occurrence, and (there is) no indication at this time it was a contributing factor of the crash,” he told CNN.
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Reports are circulating that during the time of the accident, the 65-year-old’s Escalade – which was towing a dune buggy – hit the back of the victim’s white Lexus sending it into oncoming traffic. She hit into another car, before a Hummer smashed into her vehicle — which ultimately killed her.
Bruce reportedly passed a field sobriety test and was not speeding at the time of the incident.
This heartbreaking accident occurred during the height of Jenner’s paparazzi-infused life as the 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians’ star is reportedly transitioning into a woman.