Two years after the tragic car crash that resulted in the death of a driver, Caitlyn Jenner is reportedly being ordered to pay $800,000 to a family who was also involved in the traffic accident. The former Olympian was driving her Escalade down the Pacific Coast Highway at an unsafe speed when she rear-ended another vehicle — causing a deadly chain reaction.
According to The Blast, Elga Maurer, who suffered a fractured neck due to the accident, will receive $500,000 from Caitlyn, while Peter and Lea Wolf-Millesi, who was driving the Hummer the 68-year-old rear-ended will each receive $100,000 each while their two children will each walk away with $50,000.
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Caitlyn has previously settled lawsuits with the family of Kim Howe, the driver of the Lexus who died on the scene after her car was pushed into oncoming traffic. At the time, the KUWTK star released a statement, expressing her remorse. “My heartfelt and deepest sympathies go out to the family and loved ones, and to all of those who were involved or injured in this terrible accident,” she said. “It is a devastating tragedy, and I cannot pretend to imagine what this family is going through at this time. I am praying for them. I will continue to cooperate in every way possible.”
It was also speculated that Caitlyn would face manslaughter charges for causing the accident, which took place months before her gender transition. However, the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office did not charge her after finding her actions were "negligent" but not criminal. In 2016, Caitlyn went on to blame the paparazzi for the crash. "Stalker defendants and others acting in concert with them continuously, negligently and recklessly operated their vehicles tracking Jenner, speeding up to tailgate Jenner, [and] driving too close to take pictures," her attorney claimed in court documents before adding that she was "visually distracted," and that the photographers' behavior "did contribute to the cause of an accident, where seconds and split seconds mattered."