A serious car crash in Israel's South on Wednesday resulted in multiple casualties, including the death of a baby, when two vehicles collided, according to Israel's Fire and Rescue Services.
Magen David Adom said that seven people were impacted, including a one-year-old infant who was killed.
The family was later identified as the Domnovitches from the West Bank town of Nokdim. Ilya, the father of the family, and his 7-year-old son Uri are in serious condition. Ayala, the mother, and children Netta and Shachar aged 6 and 4 are in moderate condition. Their one-year-old son Ma'ayan died of his wounds.
Fire and Rescue Services said several people were trapped in the vehicles.
How many people were injured in the crash?
According to MDA, six people were sent to Soroka-University Medical Center in Beersheba. Of these patients, two are in serious condition: A man in his 40s with injuries to his limbs and a six-year-old child with head trauma. Two others were in moderate condition, both women in their mid-30s.
The area on the road where the accident occurred, Highway 40, was temporarily closed to traffic following the incident.
Eran Doron, head of the Ramat HaNegev Regional Council, said: "The independence day celebrations were cut short upon learning of the horrific accident on Highway 40 in the Negev. I send my condolences to the family of the child who was killed and pray for the health of those injured. Also, I expect the Transportation Ministry will finish up the planning process for the expansion of Highway 40 immediately. Unfortunately, this accident only proves that we must not waste time."
This is a developing story.