2 Brothers Killed Crossing Street in Westlake Village; Motorist Arrested
WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. (Sept. 30, 2020) – Two brothers ages 8 and 11 years old were struck by a vehicle and killed while crossing a street in a marked crosswalk in Westlake Village.
UPDATE: Mark Iskander, 11, and Jacob Iskander, 8, have been identified as victims killed in this collision, according to the coroner’s office.
The driver involved, identified as 57-year-old Rebecca Grossman, was arrested on suspicion of DUI and vehicular manslaughter after the deadly crash. Grossman, who is co-founder of the Grossman Burn Foundation. The suspect’s bail was set at $2 million and she was released from custody about 12:20 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 1.
The crash took place at 7:10 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 29th at Triunfo Canyon Road and Saddle Mountain Drive, according to the Los Angeles
County Sheriff’s Department. The two juveniles were reportedly struck by a motorist while crossing the street. One was riding a scooter and the other was on roller blades when they were hit by a white Mercedes driven by Grossman,’ a sheriff’s statement said.
The older brother died at the scene and the younger boy died a few hours later at a hospital, the sheriff’s department reported. They were crossing a 3-way intersection with their parents and two other family members. The intersection does not have a stop sign. As they saw Grossman’s car approaching, the boy’s parents attempted to reach out and grab their children, but they were too far ahead of them.
Police closed down Triunfo Canyon Road for the investigation into the circumstances of the crash.
Witnesses are strongly urged to call the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station at 818-878-1808.
Rebecca Grossman, who is the former publisher of Westlake Magazine, is married to Dr. Peter Grossman who is the director of the Grossman Burn Center in West Hills. Peter Grossman is the son of the center’s late founder, A. Richard Grossman. Rebecca Grossman co-founded and is the chairwoman of the Grossman Burn Foundation.
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