scene of the accident
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The detention of the driver involved in the Independence Day car crash in which one-year-old baby was killed has been extended until Thursday, the Be'esh Sheva Magistrate's Court ruled today (Monday).

Yana Blum, a 25-year-old resident of Rishon Letzion, is suspected of reckless homicide and well as driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol, resulting in the collision in which Ma’ayan David Domnovitch was killed.

Ma'ayan's parents and three siblings were also injured in the crash. As of Sunday, the father and a seven-year-old boy remained in serious to critical condition, while the mother remained hospitalized in moderate condition.

Blum has a history of drunk driving and has had her driver's license revoked. On Saturday, her detention was extended until today.

The police said following her arrest on Friday: "A blood test taken from the driver immediately after the accident found an amount of alcohol three times the legal limit, as well as a marijuana-type drug."

Another driver called the police shortly before the accident to report that Blum's vehicle was being driven in a dangerous and erratic manner on the freeway.