Socialite charged with killing two boys in DUI hit and run, previously totaled ...

A Los Angeles socialite charged with killing two young boys in a DUI hit and run last week, totaled another driver's car after speeding through a red light in a car crash several years ago, DailyMail.com can reveal.

Magazine publisher and co-founder of the Grossman Burn Foundation, Rebecca Grossman, was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter and DUI after smashing her speeding Mercedes into brothers Mark and Jacob Iskander, 11 and 9, in Westlake Village, California on Tuesday night last week, police said.

DailyMail.com has learned Grossman, 57, was also involved in an accident in 2012 during which the other driver claimed she ran a red light while driving 65mph in a 40mph zone and plowed into the back of his car.

The driver, Jeffrey Hammer, died from ill health in 2018, but an insurance report seen by DailyMail.com includes his detailed description of the crash.

Rebecca Grossman was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter after smashing her speeding Mercedes into two brothers in Westlake Village, California on Tuesday night last week, police said

Rebecca Grossman was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter after smashing her speeding Mercedes into two brothers in Westlake Village, California on Tuesday night last week, police said

Mark Iskander, 11, (left) died at the scene while his nine-year-old brother, Jacob (right), died in hospital a few hours later

Mark Iskander, 11, (left) died at the scene while his nine-year-old brother, Jacob (right), died in hospital a few hours later

DailyMail.com has learned Grossman was also involved in an accident in 2012 during which the other driver claimed she ran a red light while driving 65mph in a 40mph zone and plowed into the back of his car. The driver, Jeffrey Hammer (pictured with his wife Maria), died from ill health in 2018, but an insurance report seen by DailyMail.com includes his description of the crash

DailyMail.com has learned Grossman was also involved in an accident in 2012 during which the other driver claimed she ran a red light while driving 65mph in a 40mph zone and plowed into the back of his car. The driver, Jeffrey Hammer (pictured with his wife Maria), died from ill health in 2018, but an insurance report seen by DailyMail.com includes his description of the crash

'When I was making a left turn from south of Centinela to the street light at Culver Boulevard, I collided with a car which appeared to be driving in excess of 65mph,' Hammer wrote in the report.

'Then the police came and filled out an exchange of information card from both parties. An ambulance came and the woman stated that she wasn't injured so the ambulance departed. 

'Police determined there was no injury to any parties and no hit and run, therefore the officer did not issue a police report.'

Hammer's wife, Maria, told DailyMail.com that Grossman's alleged hit and run killing last week brought back memories of the 2012 accident.

'He was 6ft, he was strong,' she said. 'He wasn't a complainer. But afterwards he was shaking.

'She was at a red light. She was going real fast, and I'm assuming she just thought ''it's going to be turning soon'' and went zooming.

'She was so fast he didn't even see her. He was already turning. She could have stopped but she didn't. She continued and hit him on the back of his car.

'Imagine, he could have been paralyzed. He could have been killed,' the furious widow added. 'She's a reckless driver.'

Maria said ultimately the insurers found both Hammer and Grossman were 50% at fault for the accident – but that the wealthy foundation founder later launched a personal injury lawsuit against the then 60-year-old man, despite telling police at the accident scene that she wasn't injured.

Hammer's wife, Maria, told DailyMail.com that Grossman's alleged hit and run killing last week brought back memories of the 2012 accident. 'Imagine, he could have been paralyzed. He could have been killed,' the furious widow added. 'She's a reckless driver'

Hammer's wife, Maria, told DailyMail.com that Grossman's alleged hit and run killing last week brought back memories of the 2012 accident. 'Imagine, he could have been paralyzed. He could have been killed,' the furious widow added. 'She's a reckless driver'

Maria said ultimately the insurers found both Hammer and Grossman were 50% at fault for the accident – but that the wealthy foundation founder later launched a personal injury lawsuit against the then 60-year-old man, despite telling police at the accident scene that she wasn't injured

 Maria said ultimately the insurers found both Hammer and Grossman were 50% at fault for the accident – but that the wealthy foundation founder later launched a

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