A 20-year-old Israeli soldier named Shachar Algazar was killed has died in a car accident in the Golan Heights, the IDF announced.
An officer with the rank of deputy lieutenant was also “moderately injured” in the incident, which occurred in the Har Dov area, and received medical treatment at a nearby hospital.
Following the accident, the military police opened an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.
According to a report by The Jerusalem Post, Algazar was the vehicle’s driver and was “immediately killed.”
Vehicular accidents remain one of the top causes of death for IDF soldiers, trailing only suicide in 2019 according to IDF statistics. The year 2019 counted the lowest number of fallen soldiers since the IDF was founded, with a total of five soldiers killed in car accidents.