Reality TV star Bruce Jenner was taking "a very low dose" of female hormones at the time of a fatal car accident that killed an elderly female motorist on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu on Saturday.
It will be a year before police wrap up their investigation into the events that led up to the four car pileup. Witnesses told police that Jenner's Cadillac Escalade slammed into the rear of a white Lexus, forcing the car into oncoming traffic where it collided head on with a Hummer. Kim Howe, 69, was pronounced dead.
Witnesses say Jenner was texting and distracted at the time of the accident. But Jenner vigorously denies those charges. Police plan to subpoena his phone records to determine if he was on the phone at the time of the accident.
Jenner, 65, told police he was not drinking or under the influence of marijuana, and he offered to take a field sobriety test. Police are trying to determine if hormones played a role in the accident.
Bruce's friends told Radar Online the reality star was prescribed "a very low dose" of female hormones.
“There is no suggestion that the hormones were a contributing factor in the tragic accident,” a source close to Jenner told Radar Online.
“Bruce has nothing to hide, and was very cooperative with cops, and appreciated their professionalism," said the friend.
“During the entire process Bruce was obviously very, very shocked and inquiring about the other victims — this has been a total nightmare for him, and Bruce is taking it very, very hard," the friend added.
But men who are transitioning into a more feminine appearance usually take very large doses of female hormones to overcome the masculine effects of male androgens such as Testosterone.
The idea that a big strapping man like Jenner would develop feminine characteristics by taking "a very low dose" of female hormones is absurd.
That's like a female taking a very low dose of male androgens. It's hard to imagine she would develop male characteristics from such a low dosage.
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