Scott Erickson pitched in the Majors for 15 seasons for six different teams, but nothing could have prepared him for dealing with an accident that has seen him charged in a fatal accident that killed two young boys in Westlake Village, California.
Erickson has been charged with a misdemeanor count of reckless driving in connection with the crime. Police say that Erickson was street racing Rebecca Grossman moments before the accident.
She was charged with killing the two boys, 11-year-old Mark Iskander and his 8-year-old brother Jacob on September 29th of last year.
The Orange County Register reports that Grossman allegedly kept driving her Mercedes Benz for about a quarter mile before the engine stopped working.
The two boys were reportedly struck in a crosswalk while walking with their parents and other family members. The report says that as many as six family members were using the crosswalk at a three-way intersection when the two boys were hit and killed.
The 57-year-old Grossman could receive 34 years to life in prison if convicted.
The charge for Erickson stems from racing with Grossman in the moments before the accident, the Los Angeles Times reported. The accident occurred in a neighborhood northwest of Los Angeles that is primarily residential.
The former Major League pitcher was primarily known for his six seasons with the Minnesota Twins and seven seasons with the Baltimore Orioles.
He also pitched a season each for the Dodgers, Rangers, Mets and Yankees. In his Major League career Erickson 142-136 with a 4.59 ERA in 364 starts.