TRAGEDY: Young Girl From Toms River NJ R”L Killed In Upstate NY Crash


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A crash in upstate NY has R”L taken the life of a young girl from NJ.

Sources confirm to YWN that 17-year-old Tzivia Zelinsky A”H of Toms River NJ was identified as the victim of the crash.

The incident happened at around 5:30AM on Route 23A in Katterskill Falls in Greene County NY.

Another three victims were transported to Albany Medical Center. Their exact conditions are unknown.

Thanks to the work of volunteers from Amudim (Zvi Gluck & David Kushner) Chesed Shel Emes, Misaskim, Chabad and police chaplain Rabbi Abe Friedman and Lakewood Police Commissioner Meyer Lichtenstein, all Kavod Hames was ensured. Sheriff Greg Seely as well as the local coroner have all been working diligently to respect the Jewish tradition.

Levaya (funeral) details will be published when they become available to us.

An investigation into the cause of the crash is underway.

Boruch Dayan Ha’Emmes

(YWN World Headquarters – NYC)


  1. Boruch Dayin Emes ! It hurts me so much to open this site and see yet another tragedy! Like I said last week after the 2 year old died in monsey that WE can prevent these tragedies! Let’s all take upon ourselves one small Kabala in the zchus that the tragedies end !! Make the kabala ! Save a life

  2. Bde. May the parents and family know no more tzaar. It’s so sad to lose a child at such a young age with so much potential in life ahead of her.

  3. @yanky77
    As one who has been on the receiving end of such news in a different case the only thing worse then the tragedy is your untasteful comment. We all know our maylos and chesronos and your comment on every website always is the same stupid thing. Keep your comment to yourself. Gd forbid you should ever be on the receiving end of bad news but if you have ever been you will agree. Besurot tovot.

  4. @justtetnyouknow
    I’m so so sorry ! I didn’t even realize it was hurtful what I wrote , my intention was that because we are all so pained by every tragedy let’s take upon something small so no more families have to suffer these tragedies! I try really hard to always make sure to be nice to all and not to hurt anyone , if I said something hurtful it was mamish mamish not intended to be hurtful. And if it hurt anyone please be Mochel me

  5. @yanky77
    As someone who lost a child, I think the hurtful part is the assumption that we can prevent these tragedies. We cannot. They are decreed from Hashem. All we can do is try to be better people to hopefully bring in Moshiach. I’m sure you had no intention of hurting anyone and I hope you take my comment as a suggestion from someone who has been there. We certainly can hope and pray for no more tragedies

  6. @yanky77
    Your response was most impressive. I thought you would feel attacked and either attack back or slink off but I didn’t expect the response that you gave. If more of us were genuinely open to feedback the world would be a kinder, gentler place.

  7. Boruch dayan Ha-Emes.

    I know the road well. Its the horseshoe bend at the falls. It is one of the most beautiful roads ever but it has its challenges. If foggy you can only see the fog and nothing else. It is windy. It is steep. If the car is going a little too fast you are asking for trouble. Speed is not an option on this road. Also there are hikers and bikers to look out for. Google the area.

    HaShem please help the accident victims.

  8. In goes without saying that sensitivity is key in dealing with others in pain. I myself have my own share of longterm, painful nisyonos. I don’t understand what is wrong with accepting a kabbalah to improve in some area to hopefully bring rachmei Shamayim and protect Klal Yisrael.