Philanthropist Arrested After Fatal DUI

KTLA Channel 5 News reported on the arrest of a 57-year-old Los Angeles woman after she allegedly killed two young boys on Tuesday, September 29.

A philanthropist and socialite that serves as the co-founder and chair of the Grossman Burn Foundation, the suspect was booked on suspicion of two counts of vehicular manslaughter and driving under the influence, according to a statement from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Her bail is set at $2,000,000.

These charges are related to a crash around 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 29. at the intersection of Triunfo Canyon Road and Saddle Mountain Drive. A family of six was crossing the street lawfully in a marked crosswalk as the woman approached in a white Mercedes; the parents saved their other children but weren’t able to pull their 9-year-old and 11-year-old sons out of the car’s path in time. One was pronounced dead at the scene while the other succumbed to their wounds after being transported to a nearby hospital. 

The suspect allegedly left the scene after the crash but was taken into custody after police located the vehicle and confirmed it had front-end damage possibly consistent with the accident. Anyone with information about the incident can call the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station at 818-878-1808.

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