Scott Erikson, former MLB pitcher, is linked to a hit-run that left 2 children: report


Scott Irickson, who has played for six teams and is a former MLB pitcher who played the role of a no-hitter in 1994, is facing charges of reckless driving due to an alleged hit-and-run accident in California.

Erickson raced against another driver Rebecca Grossman, Rebecca Grossman, the wife of a racing center founder who was previously charged with murder and vehicular homicide in the case, FX11 of Los Angeles reported.

The 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.

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The older boy, identified as Mark Iskender, died on the spot while the younger boy Jacob Iskender later died in hospital.

When the accident occurred, Erikson, 52, was running against 57-year-old Grossman of Hidden Hills, Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, according to the station.

Los Angeles Dodgers P etcher Scott Erickson threw for Los Angeles Angels batsman on April 3, 2005 at a baseball game in Los Angeles. (The Associated Press)

Erikson was arrested on Wednesday, charged with misdemeanor reckless driving. He has a court date of March 16, the station reported.

Grossman was arrested on the day of the crash and the bond was released in October. 1. He was charged on Dec. 30 with felony larceny with murder and vehicular manslaughter, and a felony count of hit-and-run driving to death, Fox 11 reported on Dec. 30.

Prosecutors alleged that Grossman continued driving around a quarter mile away after assaulting the boys.

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ESPN reported that it pleaded not guilty to the charges, which could amount to up to 34 years in prison.

It was not immediately clear why the two drivers were arrested four months apart.

Erikson played for MLB teams from 1990 to 2006 for the Twins, Orioles, Mets, Rangers, Dodgers and Yankees. He was a member of the Twins 1991 World Series champions.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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