Motorcyclist killed; separately, driver arrested for hitting breakneck 232 km/h

A motorcyclist was killed near Rehovot when his bike slipped on the road overnight, according to Hebrew media reports citing police.

Police are investigating the crash.

The victim is reportedly a local man in his 40s.

Elsewhere, police arrested a driver speeding down Route 6 at 232 kilometers per hour (144 mph) near the Kiryat Gat intersection.

The driver is identified as a 32-year-old resident of the southern city of Rahat.

The speed limit on Route 6 is 120 kilometers per hour.

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