Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Newly Engaged Couple Killed in Horrific Crash

A horrific and tragic crash claimed the lives of a young and recently engaged couple Yisroel Levin OBM of Flatbush and Elisheva Kaplan OBM of Far Rockaway, New York, and seven others were injured.

The crash occurred on the Nassau Expressway, which runs alongside JFK airport between the Borough of Queens and the Five Towns in Nassau County, at around 1:30am. Police have reportedly arrested two of the drivers.

The fiery chain reaction crash left a trail of wreckage and debris across 800 feet of roadway and caused two of the cars to burst into flames.

One vehicle, believed to be the one that the couple were traveling in, was completely consumed by the flames.

Police are still investigating the cause of the crash. Two people have been arrested, officials said; the exact charges weren’t immediately clear, but investigators said they’re looking into the possibility of drunken driving. It was also extremely foggy in the area at the time of the crash.

A number of Jewish organizations were on scene and tended to the issues of Kavod HaMes including Achiezer and Chesed Shel Emes.

The couple had gotten engaged a few weeks ago and were set to be married in two months.

Boruch Dayan Hoemes

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