A 16-year-old was killed in a car crash in the Druze village of Yarka in Israel’s north early Tuesday morning.
The teen, a resident of Yarka, was transported to a Western Galilee Hospital in Nahariya in critical condition and later died of his injuries.
Police say no other vehicle was found at the scene of the crash, but are investigating the possibility that the incident was a hit and run.
The crash occurred next to the village’s large Kadmani steel mill.
On Sunday, the Transportation Ministry said 287 people had been killed in road accidents during 2012, the lowest figure in 50 years.
The drop in road fatalities puts Israel in the top 10 in the ranks of the safest countries to drive in, officials said.