Caitlyn Jenner


Caitlyn Jenner has one less legal problem to worry about.

The E! star, who faced a number of legal woes following a fatal car accident in February, reached a settlement with the Prius driver who was also involved in the crash, E! News confirms. Jessica Steindorff sued the star for personal injury and property damage, according to court documents obtained by E! News.

Jenner's insurance reportedly paid for the settlement, without Caitlyn needing to dip into her own bank account.

While this is one less issue on Jenner's mind, there are still two other lawsuits stemming from the collision that have yet to be resolved, one involving the driver and passengers of the Hummer, and the other involving the two adult stepchildren of the deceased Lexus driver.

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In late September, E! News confirmed the Los Angeles District Attorney would not be pressing charges for vehicular manslaughter or any other crime against the 65-year-old star for the fatal car crash on Pacific Coast Highway, which occurred in February 2015 in Malibu, Calif.

Jenner was not charged because the "suspect was traveling at a speed slightly below posted speed limit and minimally slower than victim," according to the DA's declination. "Crime requires violation of misdemeanor or infraction. Only possible violation is a violation of the basic speed law. Crime also requires ordinary negligence. Based on the facts, cannot prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the suspect's conduct was unreasonable." 

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According to details released previously by the L.A. County Sheriff's Department, Jenner was behind the wheel of a Cadillac Escalade that was towing an off-road vehicle on Malibu's Pacific Coast Highway when she rear-ended a Lexus being driven by Kimberly Howe. The Lexus spun or veered into oncoming traffic and was hit head-on by a Hummer. Howe died at the scene.

"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," Jenner said in a statement the day after the crash. "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."

TMZ was first to report the story.

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