Olympic athlete and reality star Caitlyn Jenner will pay $800,000 in a settlement pertaining to a car accident that took the life of one person involved. The crash occurred in February of 2015.
According to ABC, Jenner's vehicle had hit a car containing a family of five: musician Peter Wolf-Millesi, his wife Lea Wolf-Millesi, their two children, and Lea's mother, Elga Maurer. Kim Howe, whose vehicle was also involved in the accident, was killed.
The Wolf-Millesi family sued Jenner for “serious injuries to their bodies” and “great physical and mental pain and suffering."
As a result of the crash, Peter suffered injuries to his hands and wrists. Lea was left with blunt trauma to her knees and neck as well as back injuries. Nino dealt with blunt trauma and emotional distress. Gaetano, 4 weeks old, was hospitalized after he was discovered unresponsive after the accident, but was found to have suffered no physical injuries.
The payouts that have been allocated to each family member were listed as: $500,000 for Mauer, $100,000 for Peter and Lea, and $50,000 apiece for each child. Jenner will also cover the family's $250,000 attorney fees, according to People.
Howe was determined to have died as a result of her car being pushed into oncoming traffic as a result of the the crash. Howe is said to have hit her brakes after a car in front of her stopped short, causing Jenner to rear-end her. The Wolf-Millesi family was hit by Howe's car as a result.
Jenner was cleared of wrongdoing by a court after a months-long investigation. She had been driving below the speed limit. Courts determined that there was not enough evidence to charge Jenner with manslaughter.
“We believed from the start that a thorough and objective investigation would clear Caitlyn of any criminal wrongdoing,” Jenner’s attorney Blair Berk said in a statement. “We are heartened the District Attorney has agreed that even a misdemeanor charge would be inappropriate. A traffic accident, however devastating and heartbreaking when a life is lost, is not necessarily a criminal matter.”
”There have been confidential settlements of all claims and cross-complaints, and all parties are satisfied with the outcome," added Philip W. Boesch Jr., an attorney for Jenner.
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