Bruce Jenner involved in serious car crash in which one woman was killed

The celebrity does not appear to have taken evasive action to avoid paparazzi on the road

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Bruce Jenner, the Olympic gold medallist and Kardashian family TV star has been involved in a fatal multi-vehicle crash in which one woman was killed and seven others were injured.

Authorities said Jenner was behind the wheel of his black SUV which was involved the crash in Malibu, California, but was unhurt.

Jenner was driving north on the Pacific Coast Highway when his black Cadillac Escalade crashed into the back of a Lexus Sedan that had just struck the back of a black Toyota Prius, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Sgt Philip Brooks said. The Lexus then veered into oncoming traffic and collided head –on with a black Hummer.

A woman in her 70s who was driving the Lexus was pronounced dead at the scene.

Jenner's publicist, Alan Nierob, said Jenner wasn't hurt, but he offered no additional details.

Authorities said there was no indication that Jenner was being chased by paparazzi at the time of the crash, and that he did not appear to take evasive action in order to avoid the photographers who were following him at the time.


The celebrity photographers captured the moment of impact however, quickly posting the images on the internet.

bruce-jenner-crash2.jpg“Being a celebrity, he is often followed by paparazzi. He was aware of that, and it doesn’t appear he took any evasive action to avoid the paparazzi,” Brooks said.

Brooks said Jenner passed a field sobriety test and has been co-operating with investigators, voluntarily submitting a blood sample to be tested for intoxication.

“He did not appear intoxicated or under the influence of anything at the time,” Brooks added.  

Investigators plan to look at the mobile phone records of all four drivers in an attempt to determine what triggered the crash, while checking for any video evidence available, Sheriff’s Cmdr Michael Parker said.

Additional reporting by AP