The 2015 ESPYS - ShowCaitlyn Jenner may soon face a charge of manslaughter in connection with a deadly car crash in Malibu earlier this year, according to local law enforcement.

A representative for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said that the case would be presented to the district attorney's office sometime next week, and there is apparently a "50/50" chance that Jenner will be charged with misdemeanor manslaughter. Jenner, who was still publicly identifying as Bruce at the time, was involved in a chain reaction crash in Malibu on February 7 that led to the death of Kim Howe.

According to authorities, while Jenner's Escalade "was not speeding, [Jenner] was driving too fast for the day's road conditions" when she hit Howe's car (which itself was stopped after having just rear-ended another vehicle), sending it into oncoming traffic and killing Howe at the scene. A rep for the Sheriff's Office said that "Jenner's violation of the vehicular manslaughter law ultimately led to a death," however, there was "nothing really egregious" in the case that would point to more blame -- or more serious charges -- that could be lobbed against Jenner, and therefore, it's not a certainty that the reality star will face any charges at all.

At the time of the crash, Jenner released a statement calling the accident "a devastating tragedy" and pledged to cooperate with police in their investigation. The "I Am Cait" star is currently facing a civil lawsuit filed by Howe's family, along with another civil suit from another woman injured in the crash.

If convicted of manslaughter, Jenner could face a year in jail.

[via: Variety]

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