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Mother who witnessed two of her sons struck and killed on crosswalk says she's 'haunted' by what happened

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Caroline Feraday
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KCLU
The first day of the preliminary hearing in the case of Rebecca Grossman, who is charged with second-degree murder and vehicular manslaughter of Jacob and Mark Iskander took place Monday.

Parents testify in the preliminary hearing for accused driver charged with second degree murder and vehicular manslaughter for the Conejo Valley deaths.

Ten-year-old Mark Iskander and his 8-year-old brother Jacob were walking with their mother Nancy and younger brother Zac, when they were struck by a speeding car and killed, as they crossed on a crosswalk on Triunfo Canyon Road in Westlake Village in September 2020.

At Monday's preliminary hearing at Van Nuys Court, Ms Iskander said that she saw two SUV's "zig-zagging" at high-speeds along the road, as they were on the crossing. She said it was "very scary" and she had jumped out the way with her 5-year-old son Zac. Mark and Jacob were struck and killed by the driver of one of the vehicles.

"They didn't stop before the intersection," she told the Court. "They didn't stop at the intersection. They didn't stop when an 11-year-old was on the hood of the car...nobody stopped."

Authorities say Rebecca Grossman was exceeding the speed limit and may have been racing at the time of the collision. She has been charged with second degree murder and vehicular manslaughter.

Grossman has pleaded not guilty.