Mark (11) and Jacob Iskander (9) killed on crosswalk, CA

According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Rebecca Grossman, 57, has been booked on suspicion of two counts of vehicular manslaughter and driving under the influence in relation to a collision which occurred about 7:10 p.m. on Tuesday, September 29, 2020, on a crosswalk at the intersection of Triunfo Canyon Road and Saddle Mountain Drive, Westlake Village, CA.

Mark and Jacob Iskander. (Photo courtesy of Archangel Michael Coptic Orthodox Church)

Authorities said the brothers were hit by a car in front of their parents and siblings as they crossed the street. Two other children are said to have been pulled out of harm’s way.

Sheriff’s officials said six family members were crossing the three-way intersection — which does not have a stoplight — in a marked crosswalk when the mother heard a car speeding toward them and both parents reached out to protect two of their children, but the two [other] boys were too far out in the intersection and were struck.

The crosswalk at the intersection of Triunfo Canyon Road and Saddle Mountain Drive where Mark and Jacob Iskander were struck and killed at Westlake Village, CA. (Photo by Andy Holzman)

Capt. Salvador Becerra said sheriff’s officials think speed and alcohol were factors in the crash, and were also investigating the possibility that Grossman might have left the scene.

The Mercedes allegedly involved in the collision showed significant damage to the front end.

Grossman is reported to be a co-founder and chair of the Grossman Burn Foundation. She is also said to be the former publisher of Westlake Magazine.

We, at Road Safety USA, offer our profound condolences to the Iskander family for their terrible loss.



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