(photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski [illustrative])
Police are hunting for a suspect who ran over and killed an 82-year-old man in
Netanya on Friday before fleeing the scene.
Honig Vasil was found under a
vehicle belonging to his son by Magen David Adom paramedics on Netanya’s
Police suspect he may have caught a car thief
attempting to make off with the vehicle, and that the thief put the car in
reverse and ran him over before fleeing the scene on foot.
found the elderly man under the car on the sidewalk, and pronounced him dead
after failing to revive him.
On Tuesday, police said a breakthrough
occurred in an investigation into the hitand- run incident that left a
19-year-old soldier dead last Saturday near Yokne’am.
A van driver and
five passengers were arrested in connection with the incident, police said,
following the partial lifting of a media ban.
“Several other vehicles are
being examined” to see if they were involved in the accident that killed the
soldier, Amnesh Yasatzu, who was walking out of a gas station when she was
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Police suspect one vehicle struck Yasatzu down before three other
vehicles ran over her.Jerusalem Post staff contributed to this report.
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