LOS ANGELES – Former Major League baseball player Scott Erickson was charged with reckless driving in connection with a hit-and-run in Southern California that killed two boys last year.
Los Angeles prosecutors said Erickson, 52, was charged Wednesday with a reckless driving offense.
Investigators told KABC-TV it was driving with Rebecca Grossman on September 29, just before she hit and killed 11-year-old Mark Iskander and his 8-year-old brother Jacob as they crossed the street in the Westlake Village suburb 30 miles northwest downtown Los Angeles.
The boys and their parents crossed the street on a marked zebra crossing.
Prosecutors alleged that Grossman drove on and eventually stopped about a quarter of a mile from the scene of the accident.
Grossman, 57, pleaded not guilty of murder, vehicle manslaughter with gross negligence, and driving on the run, which resulted in death. The indictment provides for a maximum sentence of 34 years for life in state prison.
Grossman, a philanthropist whose Grossman Burn Foundation supports burn survivors, is released on $ 2 million bail.
Erickson is due to be indicted on March 16. A call to a number specified for him went unanswered.
Erickson played for the majors from 1991 to 2006, including the first six seasons of his career with the Minnesota Twins and seven seasons with the Baltimore Orioles.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.