LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Scott Erickson has been charged with reckless driving in connection to a hit-and-run in Southern California that killed two boys last year.
The Los Angeles District Attorney’s office said Erickson, 52, was charged Wednesday with one misdemeanor count of reckless driving.READ MORE: 'I Live In A Cemetery': Teen Writer Shares Perspective On Life In North Minneapolis
Investigators told KABC-TV he was racing with Rebecca Grossman on Sept. 29, moments before she struck and killed 11-year-old Mark Iskander and his 8-year-old brother Jacob as they crossed the street in Westlake Village, a suburb 30 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles.
The boys were crossing the street in a marked crosswalk with their parents.
Prosecutors alleged that Grossman continued driving, eventually stopping about a quarter-mile from the crash scene.READ MORE: COVID In Minnesota: MDH Says State Has Seen 14 'Vaccine Breakthrough Cases'
Grossman, 57, pleaded not guilty to charges of murder, vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence and hit-and-run driving resulting in death. The charges carry a maximum penalty of 34 years to life in state prison.
Grossman, a philanthropist whose Grossman Burn Foundation supports burn survivors, is free on $2 million bail.
Erickson is scheduled to be arraigned March 16. A call to a number listed for him went unanswered.
Besides pitching for the Dodgers, he played for the Minnesota Twins, Baltimore Orioles and New York Yankees from 1991 to 2006.MORE NEWS: Clarifying COVID: What Do We Need To Know About The J&J Vaccine?
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