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Caitlyn Jenner wants another driver to take blame in crash

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Thursday, February 11, 2016, 8:02 PM

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“A tragedy like this, you’ll never get over it. You just learn to live with it the best you possibly can,” Caitlyn Jenner said.

Caitlyn Jenner wants another driver to shoulder some of the blame in her car accident last February that killed a Calabasas widow and injured several others.

Jenner filed a five-page cross-complaint in Santa Monica, Calif., this week claiming Prius driver Jessica Steindorff should be held “legally responsible for some or all of the alleged damages” sought by the occupants of the Hummer involved in the chain-reaction crash.

The Monday filing, which surfaced Thursday, claims a “controversy has arisen” between Jenner and Steindorff over their “respective liabilities” in the crash. It doesn’t elaborate.

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Steindorff’s Prius was the second car lined up in front of Jenner when the reality TV star rear-ended a Lexus on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu.

Jessica Steindorff's (r.) Prius was the second car lined up in front of Jenner when the reality TV star rear-ended a Lexus on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu.alessandraambrosio via Instagram

Jessica Steindorff’s (r.) Prius was the second car lined up in front of Jenner when the reality TV star rear-ended a Lexus on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu.

Jenner’s black Cadillac Escalade hit the Lexus seconds before the white sedan piloted by 69-year-old widow Kim Howe careened into the path of the oncoming Hummer. Howe died at the scene.

Jenner’s vehicle continued forward and also hit Steindorff’s Prius.

As The News first reported, Steindorff was driving with a suspended license at the time of the crash.

She was cited for the license, but an investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff found her driving that day did not break any traffic laws.

“Traffic was backed up and she actually began to start moving forward when (the crash) happened,” Det. Richard Curry told The News Thursday.

“She was a victim,” Steindorff’s lawyer Robert T. Simon told The News last year.

Still, Jenner believes Steindorff was inattentive and slow to react to the green light, an unidentified source told TMZ.com.

“It’s unfortunate that she (Jenner) continues to not take responsibility for a crash she clearly caused,” Simon told TMZ Thursday.

Steindorff, 30, filed a personal injury and property damage lawsuit against Jenner last June and reportedly reached a settlement in December.

Jenner — who had yet to publicly transition from Bruce to Caitlyn at the time of the accident — was sued by the family in the Hummer in December. That lawsuit is ongoing.

Howe’s adult stepchildren filed paperwork last month to dismiss their separate wrongful death lawsuit.

Prosecutors declined to file a misdemeanor manslaughter charge against Jenner in late September citing insufficient evidence.

Sheriff’s deputies determined Jenner, 66, was traveling under the posted speed limit but at an unsafe rate for the prevailing conditions.

Before she was cleared of criminal charges, Jenner told NBC’s “Today” show that she remembered “very little” about the crash.

“A tragedy like this, you’ll never get over it. You just learn to live with it the best you possibly can,” she said.

Jenner has spent the months since her transition working to promote awareness of LGBT issues and starring in her eponymous reality TV series “I Am Cait.”

The 1976 Olympic decathlon champ was in New York Thursday for fashion week and posted a Twitter photo with stepson-in-law Kanye West plugging his Yeezy Season Three show at Madison Square Garden.

ndillon@nydailynews.com


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