(UPDATED) Suspect surrenders after car accident kills pregnant woman, baby
UPDATE: A suspect in a hit-and-run that left two people and their unborn baby dead has surrendered to police, according to a report.
Julio Acevedo was arrested by cops in Pennsylvania this afternoon, according to the Daily News.
He surrendered to police officers in the parking lot of a store, the newspaper reported.
He was reportedly taken into an SUV with New York plates.
Metro’s original story is below.
A little after midnight on Sunday, a car accident near the Brooklyn Navy Yard resulted in the death of two passengers, a married couple, according to police reports.
The woman was 24 weeks pregnant, police said. The baby was delivered premature at the hospital and survived.
Police believe that the couple was on their way to Long Island College Hospital for an OB/GYN check-up.
The accident occurred when a grey 2010 BMW sedan hit the driver’s side of a black livery cab. According to a law enforcement source, witnesses said the BMW was speeding.
The pregnant woman in the backseat of the cab was thrown from the vehicle on impact, police said.
Police sources noted that there is a stop sign on Wilson Street at Kent Avenue, but none on Kent Avenue. The cab was traveling westbound on Wilson Street, and the BMW was traveling northbound on Kent Avenue.
The occupants of the BMW reportedly jumped out of their car and ran away. Police said witnesses reported that the driver was male and the passenger was female.
The driver of the livery cab was taken to Bellevue Hospital and is in stable condition.
The couple in the backseat were pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital. The man was taken to Beth Israel and the pregnant woman was taken to Bellevue.
Doctors at Bellevue were able to safely deliver the baby by Caesarean section post-mortem.
The baby’s parents, Nathan Gluber and Raizi Gluber, were 21 years old.
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