Julio Acevedo, the suspect in fatal triple hit-and-run, arrested in Pennsylvania

Posted at 5:35 PM, Mar 06, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-06 22:07:22-05

Julio Acevedo, the suspect in the triple hit-and-run that killed a young couple and their unborn baby,  has been arrested by the NYPD near Bethlehem, Pa.

Acevedo turned himself in to authorities at a Turkey Hill Mini Market in Bethlehem, PA, after a friend, Derrick Hamilton, helped authorities set up the meeting, according to CNN.  Acevedo, who planned to turn himself in, was given a description of the unmarked cars a Deputy U.S. Marshal and detectives were arriving in.

Police described him as ‘cooperative’; he was taken to the Pennsylvania State police barracks-Troop M to await extradition.

Acevedo allegedly fled the scene of the accident in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, about midnight Sunday, that killed the young Hasidic couple, Nathan and Raizy Glauber, who were being rushed to the hospital in a livery cab. The wife was pregnant with their first child, and she had been experiencing pains that prompted the trip to the hospital. Their son survived the accident but died on Monday.

Acevedo has been in hiding, but had  expressed remorse and said he planned to turn himself in.  He told reporters Tuesday that he was fleeing from someone who was shooting at him at the time of the accident.

Acevedo has a long rap sheet, and served prison time for a murder in 1987.  Before Sunday’s crash, he was already in hot water in a drunken-driving case.