LOS ANGELES (AP) — The stepchildren of a woman killed in an automobile crash involving Bruce Jenner sued the Olympic gold medalist Friday for wrongful death, claiming they have suffered enormous damages.
The lawsuit provides no new details about the February crash, which authorities said occurred when Jenner’s sport utility vehicle collided with the woman’s car, pushing it into oncoming traffic. Kim Howe, 69, died at the scene.
The lawsuit by Dana Redmond and William Howe does not specify how much they are seeking. They claim Jenner was negligent when he collided with their stepmother’s car, causing them and other relatives “great losses.”
Jenner’s publicist Alan Nierob declined to comment.
Jenner, 65, has not been charged in the case. An investigation is ongoing.
Jenner, who was uninjured in the crash, released a statement Feb. 8, the day after the incident, saying, “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. 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.”
A week ago, millions of people watched Jenner tell Diane Sawyer in a TV interview that he identifies as a woman and has felt gender confusion since he was a boy. He said he had not yet decided whether to undergo sexual reassignment surgery, but for the time being wanted to be referred to using male pronouns.
Jenner won the gold medal in the 1976 Olympic decathlon and is known to a younger generation for his role in the reality TV series “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.”
Howe’s estate is not a party in the lawsuit.