Woman killed in Bruce Jenner car crash said to be Kardashian family's neighbour: Report

A Los Angeles County coroner worker loading a victim into a van at the scene of a four-car crash involving Olympic gold medalist and reality TV star Bruce Jenner in Malibu, California on Feb 7, 2015. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
A Los Angeles County coroner worker loading a victim into a van at the scene of a four-car crash involving Olympic gold medalist and reality TV star Bruce Jenner in Malibu, California on Feb 7, 2015. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

LOS ANGELES - The woman killed in the four-car pileup which reality TV star Bruce Jenner was involved in was reportedly a neighbour of the Kardashians.

MailOnline, which cited local sources, identified her as 69-year-old Kim Howe. The authorities, however, have not confirmed the deceased's name, gender or age.

The woman's Lexus was rear-ended by Jenner's black Cadillac Escalade - which was towing a dune buggy - when she braked suddenly to prevent hitting the car in front of her.

The impact caused her vehicle to spin into incoming traffic where it was hit buy another vehicle. Seven people were injured in the accident which took place on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu on Saturday.

According to MailOnline, she lived in the same Hidden Hills community as the Kardashians. The exclusive gated estate, a well-known haven for celebrities, was home to Jenner and his wife Kris Kardashian. The couple, who separated in late 2013, bought their house in 2010.

Their children Kourtney, Robert and Khloe are still living there. It is also featured extensively in the show, Keeping Up With The Kardashians.

Jenner, 65, was not hurt in the accident.

Celebrity website TMZ, citing family sources close to Jenner, had earlier said he was being chased by photographers.

But police said there was no indication that paparazzi chasing him had caused the crash. Investigators, however, are reportedly looking into the mobile phone records of the drivers involved. This will determine if any of them were texting or using their phones at the time of the accident.