Three Killed, Four Hurt in Crash in Southern Israel

Two vehicles crash head on near Mitzpeh Ramon in deadly traffic accident.

Scene of deadly crash in Negev. Feb. 15, 2016
Rescue Services

Two cars collided head on in Israel's Negev desert Wednesday afternoon, killing three people and injuring four.

The crash occurred on Route 40 between the Nafha and officers' training base intersections, not far from Mitzpeh Ramon.

Magen David Adom rescue teams arriving at the scene found the bodies of two men, aged 40 and 70. Five other victims were treated for injuries, then rushed to Soroka Hospital in Be’er Sheva by ambulance and helicopter.

One of those injured, a woman of 60, died later of her injuries in hospital. Another injured woman was listed in moderate to serious condition, and three others were hurt slightly.

Police closed the road at the site of the accident causing traffic to build up in the area. About a week ago 18 people were injured, three of them seriously, in a traffic accident on Route 35, east of Beit Govrin. Police said two cars had crashed after one of them had crossed lanes into oncoming traffic.