Suspect Arrested in NYC Hit-Run That Killed Couple, Baby

By Jonathan Dienst with AP
|  Wednesday, Mar 6, 2013  |  Updated 6:15 PM EDT
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Police Pursue Suspect in Hit-Run Crash That Killed Couple, Baby

Police are continuing to pursue Julio Acevedo, suspected of being the driver who struck and killed a young family in Williamsburg before fleeing the scene of the accident. Ida Siegal has the latest.

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A suspect is in custody in connection with the hit-and-run crash that killed a pregnant woman, her husband and ultimately their child in New York City, an NYPD spokesman confirmed to NBC 4 New York.

Julio Acevedo was taken into custody in Pennsylvania on Wednesday. A source tells NBC 4 New York that a friend of Acevedo told police he would surrender at a home in Hellerton and met police there.

Police believe Acevedo was driving the speeding BMW that slammed into a livery cab carrying Nachman and Raizy Glauber, both 21, in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn early Sunday. They died Sunday, and their child died on Monday.

Raizy Glauber, who was seven months pregnant, decided to go to the hospital because she wasn't feeling well, her family said. They called a livery cab.

The crash with the BMW reduced the cab to a crumpled heap, and Raizy Glauber was thrown from the wreck. The engine ended up in the back seat. The driver of the livery cab was knocked unconscious but was not seriously hurt.

The child was delivered by cesarean section after his parents were killed. The baby weighed only about 4 pounds when he was delivered, neighbors and friends said. He died of extreme prematurity, the city medical examiner's office said.

The baby was buried Monday near his parents' graves, according to a spokesman for the Hasidic Jewish community. About a thousand community members turned out for the young couple's funeral a day earlier.

Acevedo, 44, was arrested last month on a charge of driving while under the influence, and the case is pending. He was stopped by police after they said he was driving erratically around 3 a.m. Feb. 17. He had a blood-alcohol level of .13, over the limit of .08, police said.

He served about a decade in prison in the 1990s for manslaughter after he was convicted of shooting Kelvin Martin, a Brooklyn criminal whose moniker "50 Cent" was the inspiration for rapper Curtis Jackson's stage name.

How Acevedo came to possess the BMW is under investigation. The registered owner was arrested Sunday on insurance fraud charges related to the vehicle, but the case was deferred.

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