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Third IDF Soldier Succumbs to Wounds After Traffic Accident, Six Organs Donated

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Shilo Siman Tov. Photo: Courtesy of the Siman Tov family. – The number of Israel Defense Forces soldiers killed in a deadly Feb. 13 highway accident rose to three on Monday, as Staff Sergeant Shilo Siman Tov succumbed to his injuries.

Siman Tov, a Golani combat soldier, passed away at Sheba Medical Center in Tel Hashomer. Staff Seargeant Bar Yakubian and Staff Sergeant Eshto Tespo were also killed when a large truck smashed into a jeep convoy returning from a routine training exercise in the north. Ten soldiers were injured.

Six separate individuals received donated organs from Siman Tov. The soldier’s heart, lungs, liver and two kidneys were transplanted, with a liver lobe given to a two-and-a-half-year-old girl.

Uzi Siman Tov, Shilo’s father, eulogized Shilo as a “special boy” and said that he was named for his grandmother, Shula Abudraham, who was killed in a terror attack in Petah Tikva in 1979.

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