TRAGEDY STRIKES LUBAVITCH COMMUNITY: Adult & Child R”L Killed In Crash; Father Of Child Critical
[3:58AM EST] Brooklyn, NY – A horrific car crash has left a 10-year-old Flatbush boy R”L dead, a newly married woman R”L dead, and the boy’s father, a Chabad shaliach in Flatbush, fighting for his life.
Sources tell YWN that the multi-vehicle-crash occurred in Western Pennsylvania, on Interstate 80 (MM 32), near the Clintonville exit in Venango County, shortly before 10:00PM Wednesday evening. The vehicle was reportedly travelling from a wedding in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
The crash R”L killed 10-year-old Avrohom Dovid Liberow Z”L, and Pesha Leah Azouli A”H, a newly married woman from Crown Heights. The boy’s father, Rabbi Zalman Liberow is in critical condition. An occupant in another vehicle involved in the crash was killed as well, and at least one tractor-trailer was involved.
Rabbi Zalman Liberow is the Rov of the Chabad Shul located on Ocean Avenue between Avenue N & O, in Flatbush. His wife, Mrs. Chana Liberow, and 3 other children who were in the vehicle are all in stable condition B”H.
Misaskim was contacted shortly after the crash, and worked tirelessly until 3:00AM with the Pennsylvania State Police & the local Coroner to have the bodies released as soon as possible. Misaskim immediately reached out to the Pittsburgh Chevra Kadisha for their assistance in performing their Avodas Hakodesh at the scene of the crash as well.
Additionally, Misaskim has been assisting the families in Crown Heights with all necessary arrangements throughout the night. Boruch Hashem, the bodies were released to Misaskim shortly after 3:00AM, and are being transported by Misaskim back to NYC for the Levaya.
Although not confirmed, Police believe freezing rain may have caused the crash.
Boruch Dayan Emmes…
(Dov Gordon – YWN)