One person was killed and three were injured in a head-on car collision near central Israel late Wednesday night.

The crash took place on Route 444 next to the police station in Taibe.

The driver of one of the cars, a man in his 30s, was declared dead at the scene by paramedics. His passenger was moderately injured and taken to Meir Hospital in Kfar Saba.

The two people in the second car suffered light injuries and were also evacuated to Meir Hospital.