Long Beach, CA – Motorist Killed In Fiery 91 Freeway Crash Identified As Israeli Citizen


     California Highway Patrol, Long Beach Police and Fire Departments at the scene where Israeli Citizen Elizer Levy was killed after the car he was driving plunged off of the Atresia (91) Freeway Monday afternoon, near the west bound Cherry Avenue off-ramp. Stephen CarrLong Beach, CA – A motorist that was killed after his car plunged off a freeway off-ramp and burst into flames Monday has been positively identified today as an Israeli citizen from the city of Yavneh.

    Long Beach Fire Department was the first on scene at the Artesia (91) Freeway at Cherry Avenue shortly before 2:30 p.m. and arrived to find the car of 23 year old Eliezer Levy, fully engulfed in flames and pinned to a generator with two propane tanks, said Firefighter Matthew Dobberpuhl.

    According to the Daily Breeze The flames were so intense that firefighters couldn’t immediately get to the tanks and the generator and had to use the engine’s water cannon to bring the flames down to a manageable level, the firefighter said.

    Witnesses to the crash said the driver was traveling west on the 91 in the No. 4 lane when he inexplicably veered off the freeway, rolling the car before it caught fire.

    The Israeli foreign Ministry, Chesed Shel Emes and Zaka were making arrangements to bring the body back to Israel. it took a few days to identify the badly burned body.

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