Reality star and former Olympic athlete Bruce Jenner has spoken out following a multi-car collision on Saturday that left one person dead and seven others 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,” Jenner said in a statement released to Us Weekly. “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 reportedly rear-ended a Lexus, after the driver had rear-ended a Toyota Prius. The driver of the Lexus was killed, according to the Los Angeles Times, after their car was propelled into oncoming traffic.
Jenner passed a sobriety test and voluntarily submitted a blood sample. It was initially reported that paparazzi were chasing the 65-year-old’s vehicle, but police told CNN there are no signs that photographers played a role in the crash.
The Los Angeles Times reports that police plan to examine the cellphone records of the reality star and others involved in the accident to see texting played a role.