Suspect identified in tragic hit-and-run that killed Brooklyn couple and unborn baby

Posted at 4:51 PM, Mar 04, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-04 16:53:34-05


Cops have identified the driver who they say was behind the wheel of a BMW involved in a tragic hit and run the past weekend that killed a Brooklyn couple and their unborn child.

According to authorities, the suspect is identified as 44-year-old Julio Acevedo. Cops say Acevedo was the driver of a BMW that crashed into a livery cab that the couple was riding in Sunday  morning.

A $5,000 reward is now being offered for information leading to his arrest.

Officials release the new details in the case less than 12 hours after the unborn baby – which was delivered prematurely after the crash – succumbed to his injuries.

The  baby boy weighed about three pounds and suffered serious brain and other internal injuries.

The couple, identified as Nathan and Raizi Glauber were both just 21 years old and so excited to be starting a family. She was seven months pregnant.

“They were one soul. This is a terrible tragedy,” said Sarah Gluck, one of the victim’s first cousin.

Now it seems the entire Satmar community of Williamsburg is in mourning after the young family’s death.

They were killed as they rushed to a Cobble Hill hospital because she was having early labor pains, officials said.

Police say the Glaubers were riding in the back of a 2008 Toyota Camry livery cab heading west on Wilson Street when they collided with a 2010 gray BMW Sedan heading north on Kent Avenue.

The pregnant woman was thrown from the cab and landed under a nearby parked tractor trailer.

She was rushed to Bellevue where doctors performed an emergency c section on the dying mother.  Nathan Glauber died at Beth Israel hospital at roughly the same time.