Victims Identified In Deadly Crash Near Yam Hamelech


The victims of a tragic accident on Route 90 near the Dead Sea in southern Israel Thursday have been identified as 28-year-old Kfir Avitan, his wife, 28-year-old Shira Avitan, and the couple’s one-and-a-half-year-old daughter, Gaya.

The three were killed Thursday morning in a traffic accident involving a private car and a bus near the Neot Hakikar junction on Route 90, near the southern end of the Dead Sea.

The Avitan family resided in the town of Katzrin in the Golan Heights, and was driving down to the southern city of Eilat for a vacation.

“The community of Katzrin mourns the untimely death of Kfir, Shira, and Gaya in a terrible traffic accident,” the Katzrin town council said in a statement Thursday, “and we share in the deep mourning of their families.”

Read more at Arutz Sheva.



  1. הֵן-רַבִּים עַתָּה עַם הָאָרֶץ

    It is Yam Hamelach (sea of salt ! I. e. Dead Sea ) NOT yam Hamelech…

  2. Initial research showed the tire of the bus blew out and lost control, please don’t rush to blame the driver who might very well be innocent and heartbroken!


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