Reuven Herbst, the five year old Spring Valley boy who was critically injured after coming into contact with a live power line during Hurricane Irene on Aug. 28, has died from his injuries, Friday right before Shabbos.
Reuven had encountered the live wire while touching an electrified fence with his father, Yehuda, near the family’s home at Merrick Drive and Union Road. Yehuda Herbst was also injured by the downed power line. Reuven was taken to the pediatric burn unit at the Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla where he had remained in critical condition until he succumbed to his injuries this afternoon.
50 year old neighbor David Reichenberg was killed when he tried to rescue the boy from the live wire almost two weeks ago. Levaya will be tomorrow 9:30 AM at Rabbi Braunspiegel's Shul, Kakiet Lane and Viola Road in Spring Valley, Buriel will be in Deans New Jersey.