Police investigating if Jerusalem crash death caused by rock attack

September 16, 2015 03:33


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Police on Tuesday were investigating whether a car crash in the capital that killed a Jewish man and wounded his two daughters resulted from an Arab rock attack or driver error.

Alexander Levlovitz, 64, likely lost control of his vehicle on Sunday after it was struck by rocks thrown by Arab youths on Asher Viner Street in the Armon Hanetziv neighborhood, adjacent to the Arab village of Sur Bahir, upon driving home from a Rosh Hashana dinner celebration, police said.

According to police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld, several rocks were thrown at the vehicle at approximately 11 p.m.

“As a result, the man lost control of the car and was critically injured when it struck a tree,” Rosenfeld said, adding that Levlovitz’s two daughters, both in their 20s, were lightly wounded in the collision.

“Magen David Adom first responders and police quickly arrived at the scene, where the three were rushed to Hadassah University Medical Center in Ein Kerem, and unfortunately Levlovitz died of multiple wounds shortly after.”

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