Teen sisters killed in car accident outside Nazareth
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Teen sisters killed in car accident outside Nazareth

Girls who took their mom's car for a joyride swerve off road, break through roadside barrier and plunge down 10-meter drop

A police officer inspects the scene of a fatal car crash on Route 75, outside Nazareth on August 13, 2017. (Police spokesperson)
A police officer inspects the scene of a fatal car crash on Route 75, outside Nazareth on August 13, 2017. (Police spokesperson)

Two teenage sisters from Nazareth were killed in a car accident early Sunday morning after their car plunged off a steep embankment.

Noor and Amani Khatib, aged 16 and 19, were killed after they lost control of the vehicle on Route 75 outside the city, swerved off the road, broke through a roadside barrier and plunged down a 10-meter supporting wall.

Sixteen-year-old Noor Khatib died shortly after arriving at Emek Medical Center in Afula, while her 19-year-old sister Amani died at the Rambam Medical Center in Haifa several hours later.

It wasn’t immediately clear which sister was driving the vehicle at the time of the accident but neither one had a license.

According to Israel Radio, the sisters had taken their mother’s car out for a joyride without her knowledge. The radio station said the two waited until their mother fell asleep before sneaking out with her car keys at around 1 a.m.

Police were investigating the incident.

A police officer inspects the scene of a fatal car crash on Route 75, outside Nazareth on August 13, 2017. (Police spokesperson)
A police officer inspects the scene of a fatal car crash on Route 75, outside Nazareth on August 13, 2017. (Police spokesperson)
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