Parents and their 2 children killed in Negev junction crash

Fatalities bring number of dead on Israel’s roads to nine in 24 hours.

March 7, 2010 20:36
Negev crash.

Negev car crash 311. (photo credit: Channel 2)

Four members of one family were killed on Sunday evening in a car accident at the Negev junction, near Yeruham, bringing the number of dead on Israel’s roads to nine in 24 hours.

From an initial inquiry, it appears that an IDF van hit an oncoming truck while attempting an overtaking maneuver, and then hit two other cars, which both burst into flames.

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The fatalities were parents and their two young children.

MDA said the parents' bodies were found in an embrace, indicating that they were not killed by the impact but more likely burnt to death.

Later Sunday, two young children riding bikes were injured - one critically and one seriously - when a cab hit them in Ofakim.

On Saturday, three people were killed in a head-on collision between the Dead Sea hotels and the Zohar junction, while two people in a stolen vehicle lost their lives when they crashed into a pole during a police chase in Tel Aviv.

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