DOWNINGTOWN, Pa (Dec. 20)
Five rabbis were killed in a highway accident near here today and a sixth was injured and taken to a hospital in Coatsville, Pa, Pennsylvania State Police informed the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. The names of the victims will not be released pending notification of next of kin. According to the police, the rabbis were from Brooklyn and were heading for Lancaster. The accident occurred when the car they were in passed another vehicle on a small bridge and skidded on ice. The car Jumped the divider into the opposite lane and was struck head-on by a tractor trailer, police said.