Police search for man in crash that killed parents, baby (VIDEO)


Members of the Brooklyn Orthodox Jewish community attend a news conference to discuss the deaths of an Orthodox couple and their unborn child in a hit-and-run crash on March 4, 2013. The couple, Nachman and Raizy Glauber, were on the way to the hospital early Sunday morning when the livery cab they were in was hit by a BMW. Doctors delivered the baby by C-section, but the baby boy died early Monday.


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Police are searching today for a man wanted in connection with a tragic hit-and-run crash that killed two parents whose baby was delivered and later died.

CNN identified the man as 44-year-old Julio Acevedo.

Records show he was arrested last month on drunk driving charges, according to CNN.

Authorities also arrested Takia Walter, the registered owner of the BMW involved in the crash, on insurance fraud charges today.

The developments came one day after Nathan and Raizy Glauber, both 21, were killed while taking a taxi from their home in Brooklyn to Long Island College Hospital.

Their taxi was struck by the BMW sedan, whose driver then fled on foot.

The couple's baby boy was delivered by C-section following the crash, but later died, an Orthodox Jewish community spokesman told The Associated Press.

According to the BBC, the hospital trip was related to Raizy Glauber's pregnancy but it was not clear if it was for the birth of the child.

Early reports said the premature baby boy was delivered at the scene but police later said he was delivered at the hospital after his mother's death, reports the New York Times.

Yisroel Altman, 24, rushed to the scene of the accident and told the New York Times that he saw emergency personnel use metal cutters to remove an unconscious Nathan Glauber from the taxi and try to revive him.

Raizy Glauber was sitting behind the driver and was thrown from the vehicle.

"It's a terrible, terrible tragedy. They were going for their first child. There are no words. I don't even know what to say," community leader Rabbi Bernard Freilich told the NY Post.

"They were a very special young couple. They were very nice people, very honored by members of the community. Such young people on their way to have their first baby."

"It hits every house in the community," he added.

The taxi driver, 32-year-old Pedro Nunez Delacruz, was taken to Bellevue Hospital and is listed in serious condition.