Bruce Jenner speaks about fatal crash

Bruce JennerBruce Jenner has spoken out following Saturday’s highway crash in Malibu that left a 69-year-old woman dead and seven others injured.

In a statement to the Associated Press, Bruce says that he’s praying for the family of the victim and others involved.

“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,” Bruce said. “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,” he continued. “I will continue to cooperate in every way possible.”

Bruce was driving a black Cadillac Escalade when he was involved in the major accident on the Pacific Coast Highway, just a few miles from his home in Malibu.

According to police, the Escalade rear-ended a Lexus sedan that slammed into a Toyota Prius that had slowed down or stopped on the highway.The Lexus  then veered into oncoming traffic and collided head-on with a black Hummer. The driver of the Lexus, Kim Howe, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Olympic gold medalist wasn’t hurt, but seven people were taken to the hospital for evaluation after the crash that happened shortly after noon, said Los Angeles County police.

Paparazzi caught the moment of impact of the crash but police authorities said there was no indication that Bruce was being chased at the time of the crash.

Bruce passed a field sobriety test and voluntarily submitted a blood sample to determine whether he was intoxicated, they added. ~Suzanne Coolen

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