October 29, 2020

2 Young Brothers Killed in Front of Parents by Car, and Socialite Driver Is Charged with DUI

Archangel Michael Coptic Orthodox Church of Ventura County Mark and Jacob Iskander

A Los Angeles socialite is facing two counts of vehicular manslaughter for allegedly killing two young brothers with her car Tuesday night while allegedly driving drunk.

According to several local reports, including those from CBS Los Angeles, the Sacramento Bee, and KNBC, Rebecca Grossman, 57, is accused of killing brothers Mark and Jacob Iskander.

Mark, 11, and Jacob, 9, were hit by a car as they crossed the street in a crosswalk at about 7:10 p.m. in Westlake Village.

One of the boys was pronounced dead at the scene. The other was taken to a nearby hospital, where he died a few hours later.

Grossman is being held on $2 million bail. She has yet to enter pleas to the charges against her.

Information on her attorney was unavailable at press time.

Police allege Grossman did not

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Suspected DUI driver flees with officer hanging onto vehicle: police

York City police were trying to arrest a man for driving under the influence Thursday night when he took off with an officer hanging onto the driver’s side door, police said in charging documents.

According to an affidavit of probable cause, police pulled over 27-year-old Tyler J. Sipe, of York, around 11:17 p.m. near Kings Mill Road and Lafayette Street because he didn’t have his headlights on.

The officer soon discovered Sipe’s license was suspended for driving under the influence, the affidavit said. Police said this was Sipe’s third time driving with a suspended license.

Police told Sipe he was under arrest and opened the driver’s side door to take him into custody when he started to drive away, according to the affidavit. The officer was forced to hold onto the inside of the driver’s door for a short distance until it was safe to let go, the affidavit said.

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