A wealthy magazine publisher in southern California was arrested on Wednesday after she hit two brothers with her Mercedes, killing them.
Rebecca Grossman, CEO of a media company that publishes Westlake Magazine and the co-founder of a charitable organization, was arrested Wednesday morning following the fatal crash on Tuesday evening, NBC Los Angeles reports.
Law enforcement sources reportedly said that Grossman was traveling through the intersection of Triunfo Canyon Road and Saddle Mountain Drive in Westlake Village at around 7 p.m. when 11-year-old Mark Iskander and his 8-year-old brother Jacob Iskander were crossing the street with four family members. The boy’s parents were reportedly able to pull two other of their children from danger, but the boys were too far ahead of them in the intersection.
The two victims in last night’s fatal traffic collision have been identified as Mark and Jacob Iskander. The older boy said to be a sixth-grader at Oaks Christian School. Rebecca Grossman, 57, of Hidden Valley was jailed on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter. pic.twitter.com/BHEcDoVPbd
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Jacob was reportedly pronounced dead at the scene and Mark was transported to a hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
According to the report, police are investigating the possibility that Grossman left the scene, but it appears she was arrested not far from the location of the fatal crash.
Grossman, 57, was booked into jai on Wednesday morning on two counts of vehicular manslaughter, and has since been released on $2 million bail.
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According to multiple reports, police are investigating the possible role of alcohol in the crash, though Grossman has not yet been charged with DUI. She also may have been speeding.
This a developing story. CrimeOnline will provide further updates once more information is available.