Crash victim injured on way to Williamsburg wedding dies

Death toll rises to five, two weeks after car carrying New Square Hasidic family crashes into tree en route to wedding.

David Rosenberg ,

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A woman severely injured in a vehicular crash two weeks ago has succumbed to her injuries, raising the death toll to five, including four members of a single family, Vos Iz Neias reported Sunday.

On Sunday, Esther Deutsch died, 13 days after a vehicle she and a number of relatives were riding in swerved off the road and slammed into a tree.

Mrs. Deutsch’s husband, Aryeh Shmuel Deutsch was also killed in the accident, along with their daughter, 20-year-old Tzippora. The couple are survived by eight of their children.

The family, Hasidim from New Square, was on their way to a relative’s wedding in Williamsburg when the hired driver apparently swerved the vehicle off the road and into a tree.

The driver and two members of the family were killed, including 42-year-old Aryeh Shmuel Deutsch, and his son-in-law, 22-year-old Shlomo Birnhak.

Six other people were seriously injured in the accident, including Tzippora Deustch, 20, who succumbed to her injuries and passed away a day after the crash.

Shlomo Birnhak’s wife, the daughter of Aryeh Shmuel Deutsch, was among those injured in the accident. A day after the crash, she gave birth to a healthy baby boy.



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