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December 30, 2020: Woman Charged with Fatal Hit-and-Run of Two Boys in Westlake Village

Pamela J. Johnson, Public Information Officer
(213) 257-2000

A 57-year-old woman has been charged with fatally running over two young boys then fleeing the scene in September, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced today.

Rebecca Grossman (dob 6/14/63) of Hidden Hills faces two felony counts each of murder and vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence. She also faces one felony count of hit-and-run driving resulting in death.

Grossman is scheduled to be arraigned today in Department 100 of Los Angeles County Superior Court, Van Nuys Branch. Case LA093990 is being prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Ryan Gould of the D.U.I. Training and Prosecution Section (DTAPS).

On September 29, 2020, Grossman allegedly drove at excessive speeds on Triunfo Canyon Road in Westlake Village, and struck and killed 11-year-old Mark Iskander and 8-year-old Jacob Iskander, who were crossing the street in a marked crosswalk with their parents. After allegedly striking the children, Grossman allegedly continued driving, eventually stopping about one-quarter mile away from the scene when her car engine cutoff.

If convicted as charged, Grossman faces a possible maximum sentence of 34 years to life in state prison.

The case is being investigated by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.