Calabasas resident Kim Howe, 69, was killed in a four-vehicle accident on the Pacific Coast Highway that also involved former Olympic athlete and TV personality Bruce Jenner, San Jose Mercury News reported on February 9.
Investigators said a woman driving a Toyota Prius suddenly slowed, and Howe’s Lexus crashed into the vehicle. Jenner saw the wreck while driving his black Cadillac Escalade and swerved to avoid the collision. Instead, he hit the Lexus, which then careened across a center lane into oncoming traffic. A Hummer slammed into the Lexus, and Howe was killed.
Investigators from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s office are still attempting to determine the underlying cause of the vehicle accident. Jenner was the only driver tested for sobriety, and according to reports, he passed with no issue and voluntarily submitted a blood sample.
The trial against Angel Mejia, the suspect in a fatal Lexington hit-and-run accident, began on Friday, July 18.
According to preliminary police investigations, Mejia swerved across three lanes of traffic on Interstate 64 this past June, striking 68-year-old Wanda Beach’s truck. Wanda suffered fatal injuries from the impact.
Mejia then left the scene of the accident, only to be found by police detectives hiding near the accident site. The police cited alcohol as the primary contributing factor to the accident.
The Lexington personal injury attorneys at the Wilson & McQueen, PLLC, understand how devastating drunk driving accidents are for everyone involved, and we extend our condolences to those affected by this tragic accident.