Socialite Rebecca Grossman accused of running down two young brothers in fatal Los Angeles car crash

Socialite Rebecca Grossman, who also co-founded the well-known Grossman Burn Foundation, is accused of running down two young brothers in Los Angeles, striking them fatally with her Mercedes while their parents struggled to pull the boys and their siblings from harm’s way.

Grossman, the former publisher of Westlake Magazine, was arrested Tuesday night following the crash, which claimed the lives of 11-year-old Mark Iskander and 9-year-old Jacob Iskander.

The 57-year-old suspect was arraigned on two counts of vehicular manslaughter and ordered held on $2 million bail, according to CBS Los Angeles. She bonded out shortly before 12:30 a.m. Thursday.

The brothers were walking with their with their family in a crosswalk in West Lake Village when they were hit just after 7:10 p.m. earlier this week.



Rebecca Grossman Grossman accepts the Betty Fisher Legacy Award at Evening of Hope 2017 at Sheraton Universal on May 18, 2017 in Universal City, California.


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Rebecca Grossman Grossman accepts the Betty Fisher Legacy Award at Evening of Hope 2017 at Sheraton Universal on May 18, 2017 in Universal City, California.

Rebecca Grossman Grossman accepts the Betty Fisher Legacy Award at Evening of Hope 2017 at Sheraton Universal on May 18, 2017 in Universal City, California. (Rebecca Sapp/)

“Preliminary information indicates two juveniles were struck by a motorist while crossing the street,” the LA County Sheriff’s Department said on Facebook.

Mark Iskander died at the scene and his brother at the hospital a few hours later according to NBC News in LA.

Their parents managed to pull one of their children off a scooter as well as knock a stroller out of the way — but they were unable to save the two boys.

Grossman, well-known for her philanthropy, is married to Dr. Peter Grossman, who is the director of the Grossman Burn Center in West Hills, Calif., and the son of its founder, Richard Grossman.

Grossman is also co-founder and chairwoman of the Grossman Burn Foundation

She is due back in court on Oct. 21.

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