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Soon-To-Be-Married Orthodox Couple Killed In Fiery Car Crash Near JFK

A recently engaged Orthodox couple were among the victims of a fiery car crash near New York’s JFK airport that injured seven other people Wednesday night, the New York Daily News reported.

Yisroel Levin, 21, of Brooklyn, and Elisheva Kaplan, 20, of Queens, were driving on a foggy road when their sedan was caught in a chain reaction crash. reported that their car caught fire, and Levin and Kaplan were trapped inside and were killed.

Levin was the son of Rabbi Shaya Levin, of Flatbush. Kaplan was the daughter of Joel Kaplan, a cantor at Congregation Beth Shalom. Levin is survived by his parents and nine siblings; Kaplan is survived by her parents and 11 siblings, according to Matzav.

Levin and Kaplan reportedly were only engaged a week ago. They were buried on Thursday.

It was not immediately clear what caused the pile up. Two drivers involved in the crash were arrested for driving while intoxicated.

Contact Ari Feldman at or on Twitter @aefeldman




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