A Los Angeles socialite, known for her philanthropic work involving burn victims, has been accused of fatally striking two young brothers while driving drunk.
Rebecca Grossman, 57, is facing two counts of vehicular manslaughter after allegedly hitting brothers’ Jacob and Mark Iskander in Westlake Village, according to NBC affiliate KNBC.
The boys, aged 9 and 11, respectively, were struck by a car as they attempted to cross the street with their family shortly after 7 p.m. on Sept. 29, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said. One of the children was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. The other brother died in the hospital hours later.
“The children were walking with their family. It is a very tragic situation. The mother and father were able to pull the other two children back in time, and the vehicle struck the two other children,” Capt. Salvador Becerra of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said, KABC reported.