Two men were killed and a third was seriously injured Wednesday morning, when the car they were traveling in crashed into a truck on an intercity highway.
Another man in the car was taken to a hospital in serious condition and the truck driver was lightly injured.
The accident happened at the Horshim Junction on the Trans-Israel Highway, Route 6, and caused the closure of the major artery for several hours.
All three of the car’s occupants were from Jatt, a village in the north, and were on their way to work.
Magen David Adom paramedics declared the two men, 26 and 30 years of age, dead at the scene. The third man, who is in his thirties, was taken to Beilinson Hospital in Petah Tikva for treatment.
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The truck driver, who was lightly injured, was treated at the scene and taken to Meir Hospital in Kfar Saba, a paramedic said.
The accident came the day after a state comptroller report slammed the Transportation Ministry and the National Road Safety Authority for falling short in efforts to reduce road deaths, which have been increasing for the past three years.
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