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March 7, 2013

Alleged driver of car that killed pregnant hasidic couple arrested

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Julio Acevedo, 44, is pictured in this undated NYPD handout photo. New York police on March 6, 2013 said they arrested a suspected hit-and-run driver following a weekend accident that killed a young Orthodox Jewish couple whose baby was later delivered by C-section but then died. Photo by REUTERS/NYPD/Handout

Julio Acevedo, 44, is pictured in this undated NYPD handout photo. New York police on March 6, 2013 said they arrested a suspected hit-and-run driver following a weekend accident that killed a young Orthodox Jewish couple whose baby was later delivered by C-section but then died. Photo by REUTERS/NYPD/Handout

The man identified as the driver of the car that killed a young hasidic couple in New York surrendered to police.

Julio Acevedo, 44, of Brooklyn was arrested in the parking lot of a convenience store in Bethlehem, Pa. on Wednesday afternoon. Acevedo told police where to find him and turned himself in. He will be extradited to New York to face felony charges of leaving the scene of a vehicular accident in which a death occurred. Acevedo told a New York news channel prior to his arrest that when he left the scene of the March 2 accident he did not know anyone had died.

Nachman and Raizi Glauber, 21-year-olds from Brooklyn, were killed when the cab they were riding in was hit by a BMW allegedly driven by Acevedo. The two were on their way to Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan to get medical care for Raizi Glauber, who was pregnant. The baby boy was delivered by C-section following the accident but died two days later.

Police had been chasing Acevedo for two days, since learning he was the driver of the BMW, which was leased to a third party. Acevedo served time in prison for a 1987 killing and had a pending court date to face a drunken-driving charge, according to The New York Times.

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