A 41-year-old man from Ra’anana suffered a heart attack on Saturday night. The man lost control of his car and drove it into the Furama sidewalk restaurant in Tel Aviv, according to police.
Three people were killed in the accident, several more were injured.
One of those killed was Alan Weinkratz, a Tech/PR/Social Media guru from San Antonio, Texas.
Weinkratz regular traveled back and forth between Israel and the US, promoting Israel, technology and advising Israeli startups.
Weinkratz, along with MK Michael Oren, met with JewishPress.com in December 2015, at Hub Etzion, a co-working startup space, where Weinkratz was offering advice to the local startups in the newly formed business hub, while learning more about the burgeoning startup community in Gush Etzion.
At the time Weinkratz presented Oren with his signature Rackspace poster that points an arrow at Israel as “The Five-Thousand Year Old Startup”.