Brooklyn, NY — The NYPD is searching for a named suspect in the hit-and-run accident that took the lives of Nachman and Raizy Glauber and their baby.
The suspect is Julio Acevedo, 44, according to police.
The Glaubers, both 21, were tragically killed on Sunday in the Willamsburg section of Brooklyn when the car they were riding in was blindsided by another motorist operating a gray 2010 BMW who fled the scene. Mrs. Glauber was seven months pregnant. The cause of death for the Glaubers was blunt force trauma.
The couple married about a year ago and were part of the the close knit Orthodox Jewish Community in Brooklyn that has been devastated by this horrific event. The Glaubers didn’t own a vehicle, which is hardly unusual in NYC, and were using a car service to take them to the hospital for an appointment. The livery driver suffered only minor injuries in the crash.
Doctors performed a Caesarean section on Mrs. Glauber after the crash to deliver her baby who was born weighing four pounds. In another tragic development, the baby died early this morning at Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan.
The alleged driver, Julio Acevedo, has a extensive criminal record, according to the New YorkPost:
“Acevedo has a long rap sheet including a bust for second-degree murder dating back to 1987. In addition to the murder rap, Acevedo has two arrests for criminal possession of a controlled substance, reckless endangerment, robbery and even a DWI arrest from Feb. 17 of this year.”
According to CBS News, the community through a spokesman wants justice for the Glaubers:
” ‘We in the community are demanding that the prosecutor charge the driver of BMW that caused the death of this couple and infant … with triple homicide,” [Isaac] Abraham said in a statement. ‘This coward left the scene of the accident not even bothering to check on the people of the other car.’ “
CBS also reports that the registered owner of the BMW, someone other than Acevedo, has been charged with insurance fraud.