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Mr. & Mrs. Batya and Tuvia Margalit, 75, were killed in the fatal motor vehicle accident on Wednesday 19 Shevat in southern Israel. The couple were traveling to the IDF’s Base 1 in Mitzpei Ramon to attend officers’ school graduation of their grandson but they were killed enroute.
A French tourist was also killed in the accident and his companion sustained serious injuries. The injured victim, Chavah Smith from Holon explains three women were on a tour of the south.
The preliminary investigation into the accident shows the vehicles were traveling from Mitzpei Ramon to Beersheva as another vehicle was approaching from the opposite direction. One of the vehicles appears to have lost control and veered, resulting in a head-on collision.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem/Photos: Media Resource Group)