Update: Bruce Jenner Releases Statement About Fatal Car Crash

Update February 8, 10:35 p.m.: Bruce Jenner has released a statement about the car accident he was involved in yesterday, which left one driver dead and five injured. "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. 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," Jenner said in the statement, which was published by Us Weekly.

Update February 8, 10:15 a.m.: More details have emerged about the crash. According to the Los Angeles Times, a Prius slowed or stopped suddenly and was rear-ended by a white Lexus, which was then struck by Jenner's Cadillac Escalade, which had a trailer carrying an off-road vehicle attached. The Lexus was propelled into oncoming traffic, and it was then hit head-on by a Hummer. The driver of the Lexus was sadly pronounced dead on the scene. Five others, including three children, were injured in the accident. Jenner was uninjured. The Los Angeles Times also reports that police said that though there were paparazzi following Jenner at the time of the accident, there is no evidence yet pointing to them being the cause of the accident. They are also looking at Jenner's mobile records  to determine whether he was using his cellphone at the time of the crash.

Update February 7, 9:30 p.m.: TMZ is now reporting that Jenner was being chased by as many as five paparazzi  at the time of the crash. According to the site, the SUV he was driving rear-ended another car, killing the woman driving the car. Jenner also reportedly volunteered to go to a hospital to have his blood drawn for alcohol testing after passing a field sobriety test. 

TMZ is reporting
that Bruce Jenner has been involved in a "horrific car accident" on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu at around noon today and at least one person is dead.

Details remain vague about the three-car pile-up, but according to TMZ, law enforcement officials say that the seven survivors all sustained injuries ranging from moderate to severe.

There are no reports at this time of who Bruce was with (if anyone) at the time of the crash, or how severe his injuries are. Photos on TMZ show the Olympic athlete talking with law enforcement, so we're thinking positive and hoping he — and everyone else involved in the crash — isn't seriously injured. 

We will update with more information on this heartbreaking story as it becomes available. Our thoughts are with the families of all involved.



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