Attorney: Former pitcher was not driving carelessly, is not responsible for the incident that resulted in two deaths
Scott Erickson, a former MLB pitcher who played for six teams and threw a no-hitter in 1994, faces a reckless driving charge in connection to an alleged hit-and-run accident in California in which another driver struck two According to reports, the young brothers were killed and killed.
The other driver was Rebecca Grossman, the wife of a Burn Center founder who was previously charged with murder and vehicular homicide, according to Los Angeles’ Granthshala 11 and other news outlets.
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Boys ages 8 and 11 were killed along with their parents and two other family members while walking in a marked crosswalk on Sept 29 of Westlake Village, 37 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles Was a community.
The older boy, identified as Mark Iskandar, died on the spot while the younger boy Jacob Iskender later died in hospital.
Earlier reports citing investigators said 52-year-old Erickson had raced against 57-year-old Grossman of Hidden Hills before the incident took place. Erickson’s attorney, Mark Worksman of Los Angeles, denied that an email to Granthshala News stated: “Mr. Erickson was not driving recklessly or irresponsibly at the time of the incident. To suggest that That racing is wrong and absurd. He Secured by accident due to the tragic deaths of two children and passed the crosswalk east. He He will face charges of careless driving in court where we believe he will name his good name.
Erikson was charged with misdemeanor reckless driving. He The court date is March 16, Station reported.
Grossman was arrested on the day of the crash and the bond was released on Oct. 1. She FOX 11 reported that each case of murder and vehicular accident was charged with felony negligence on December 30 with two felony counts, and one felony count of hit-and-run driving, FOX 11 reported.
Prosecutors alleged that Grossman continued driving around a quarter mile away after assaulting the boys.
She Pleaded not guilty to the charges, which if found guilty could send him to jail for 34 years, ESPN reported.
Erickson played for MLB teams for the Twins, Orioles, Mets, Rangers, Dodgers and Yankees from 1990 to 2006. He The Twins were members of the 1991 World Series champions.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.