Ex-Olympian Bruce Jenner in car crash that killed one, police say

Sat Feb 7, 2015 8:53pm EST
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By Alex Dobuzinskis

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Olympic gold medalist and reality TV star Bruce Jenner was involved in a four-car crash on a Southern California highway on Saturday that left one person dead, police said.

Jenner was an occupant in one of the vehicles that crashed in the beachside celebrity haven of Malibu on the Pacific Coast Highway, killing one person, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said in a statement.

Jenner declined medical treatment at the scene near Los Angeles, said Sheriff's Department Sergeant Matthew Dunn. The former track star, 65, made headlines earlier this week when People magazine reported that he had told family members he planned to become a woman.

The name of the person killed has not been released, and authorities did not immediately give the person's gender or age.

Five other people injured in the crash were transported to a local hospital, Los Angeles County sheriff's Lieutenant Jennifer Seetoo said in a statement. Their conditions were not released.

Celebrity website TMZ showed photos of Jenner standing at the scene of the collision, which left one car with its trunk damaged and its front end mangled and pushed in toward the driver's seat.

TMZ, citing family sources close to Jenner, said he was being chased by paparazzi photographers at the time of the crash. It posted photos taken from a side angle that the website said showed the initial moment of impact in the multi-vehicle collision. The photos were credited to Splash News/INF.

A representative from Splash News was not immediately available to comment.   Continued...

Bruce Jenner arrives at the 44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas in this April 5, 2009 file photo.   REUTERS/Steve Marcus/Files