Teen Killed, Two Others Injured in ATV Accident in Gilon Forest

17-year-old girl was killed in crash between two All-Terrain Vehicles in the western part of the Galilee; Police are investigating circumstances of accident.

A 17-year-old girl was killed on Friday during a crash between two All-Terrain Vehicles in the Gilon Forest located in the western part of the Galilee. Two other men involved in the crash, aged 20 and 35 were seriously injured.

The three were riding on two ATV vehicles when they crashed into each other around 19:00. Police, who arrived on the scene to investigate the accident, are still unclear how exactly it occurred.

The girl and 35-year-old man were both admitted to the Western Galilee Hospital in Nahariya. The 20-year-old was taken by helicopter to Rambam Medical Center in Haifa. The girl succumbed to her injuries several hours after being admitted to the hospital.