MAILBU, Calif. (PIX11) — Former Olympic decathlon champion and reality TV star Bruce Jenner was involved in a fatal three-car accident in Southern California on Saturday, a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department spokesman told KTLA.
Jenner was the driver of one vehicle, Deputy Ray Hicks told CNN.
Hicks said Jenner was answering questions about the midday wreck in Malibu.
One of the drivers involved in the wreck was killed at the scene, on Pacific Coast Highway near Corral Canyon Road, the news release stated.
No information about the deceased was immediately available.
Jenner, 65, was not injured in the crash, publicist Alan Nierob said.
A total of seven people were injured in the collision, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. The extent of their injuries and their conditions were not immediately known.
Pictures posted by TMZ showed Jenner standing by a damaged car talking with a firefighter.
Five people were hospitalized with injuries.
The sheriff’s department is still investigating the cause of the accident, the statement said. Authorities did not detail the sequence of events.
TMZ reports that several eyewitnesses say the accident was caused when Bruce rear ended the white car and that car then went into oncoming traffic and was struck by the Hummer.
Jenner won the 1976 Olympic decathlon with a world record score for the 10-discipline event. He quickly capitalized on his success with Wheaties commercials, appearances and other ventures.
He became an actor, appearing in the drama “CHiPs” in 1981. He is best known to many television viewers as a member of the cast of the current reality show “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.”