Head of firefighting school dies in crash

Yanon Yitzhaki, 55, had been driving to his home in Kiryat Arba on Route 35, when his car collided with truck.

August 5, 2012 02:41
Head of firefighting school Yanon Yitzhaki

Head of firefighting school Yanon Yitzhaki 370. (photo credit: Fire and Rescue Service)


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The head of the Fire and Rescue Service’s main training school, Yanon Yitzhaki, died in a road accident on Friday morning in the South.

Yitzhaki, 55, who was married with four children, had been driving to his home in Kiryat Arba on Route 35, in the Lachish region.

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His car collided with a truck in a side-to-side crash, police said.

The truck driver was lightly injured, and rushed to Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon.

Traffic police arrived at the accident scene and collected evidence.

Yitzhaki’s daughter Neta died in a road accident in the West Bank seven years ago.

Yitzhaki became head of the Firefighting School in Rishon Lezion three years ago.

Before that, he headed the Kiryat Arba fire station.

Fire Service and Rescue spokesman Yoram Levi said the service’s chief, Shahar Ayalon, and every firefighter was in mourning over the loss of “a commander, a firefighter and a human being. May his memory be for a blessing.”

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