The woman who died in the February crash involving Caitlyn Jenner is being sued for $18.5 million by the occupants of a Hummer that was also involved in the crash, according to court papers obtained by TheWrap.
The estate of Kim Howe has been slapped with five creditor claims by the people riding in the Hummer, which was struck by Howe’s Lexus when it was pushed into oncoming traffic by the impact of the crash.
According to the claims, Howe was negligent and caused the collision.
The claims range from $500,000 to $7 million, totaling $18.5 million.
Jenner is being sued by Howe’s stepchildren, who allege that Jenner was “careless and negligent” in the crash. Their suit alleges that Jenner’s vehicle hit Howe’s car, pushing it into oncoming traffic. According to the suit, Howe’s death “caused plaintiffs to suffer enormous damages and losses.” Jenner is also being sued by Jessica Steindorff, whose Prius was hit in the collision, which occurred on the Pacific Coast Highway.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has completed its investigation into the collision and has referred the cast to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. According to reports, Jenner could face a manslaughter charge.
Pamela Chelin contributed to this report.