Monday, November 7, 2011

Two Waterbury Yeshivah Boys killed on 84

A van that was involved in a fatal accident early Monday morning on Interstate 84 in Danbury sits in a garage at the State Police Troop A barracks in Southbury. Photo taken Monday, Nov. 7, 2011. Photo: Carol Kaliff / CT for

Two Flatbush residents heading back to Yeshiva Ateres Shmuel in Waterbury, Connecticut died last night after the van they were in rolled over on Interstate 84 between exits two and three in Danbury, Connecticut at 12:30 AM.  
VIN News has confirmed the identities of the two boys as Dani King, age 15 of Brooklyn and Eli Schonbron, age 16 also of Brooklyn.  The nine other boys in the van sustained injuries and Connecticut State Police reports that one other boy in the van suffered serious injuries as well.
State Police could not confirm the cause of the crash or whether or not any of the eleven high school bochurim in the van were wearing seatbelts.  The interstate was closed for several hours last night and reported by VIN news

Kevura for Eli Schonbrun took place on Long Island to be followed by shiva at the family home, 1133 East 31st Street in Flatbush.
Kevura for Dani King took place in Washington Cemetery in Deans, New Jersey, followed by shiva at the family home, 1232 East 31st Street.
The nine other passengers who were traveling in the 1998 Ford Club Wagon are confirmed to be Israel Braun, 20, Pinchus Feldman, 16, Abraham Jungreis, 16, Avraham Schmulevitz, 21, Moshe Sperling, 18, Elimelech Sperling, 21 and Jay Tepler, 16, all Flatbush residents and Aryeh Litzman, 17, of Atlanta.

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