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Man Charged in Connection with Brooklyn Car Crash that Killed Couple and Baby

Julio Acevedo was arrested and charged Thursday with criminally negligent homicide in addition to other offenses in connection with a car accident that killed a couple and their baby in Brooklyn last Sunday. Acevedo turned himself in to police in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Wednesday and was transported back to New York Thursday. He was arraigned in state Supreme Court in Brooklyn that evening, surrounded by his friends and family, including his wife and young daughter. He was ultimately charged with three counts of assault, leaving the scene of an accident, reckless driving, and excessive speed. The judge also suspended Acevedo’s license and ordered him held without bail.

Acevedo was accused of driving down a Brooklyn street at 60 mph, which was well over the posted speed limit, early Sunday morning and crashing into a car carrying a couple, Nachman and Raizy Glauber, both twenty-one years old. The couple was on their way to the hospital when the crash occurred. Both were pronounced dead that same day, while the baby, who was still in Raizy Glauber’s womb at the time of the accident, was delivered via c-section. The baby was pronounced dead Monday of extreme prematurity. Acevedo claims that he was fleeing a gunman at the time of the crash and that he was driving so fast to save his own life. However, there were no reports that morning of shots fired in the area.

Witnesses say that they approached Acevedo after the accident to check on him, but that Acevedo fled the scene when the witnesses left to check on the victims. Kathleen Julian, Acevedo’s attorney, stated that Acevedo always intended to turn himself in and that he felt horrible about what happened. Acevedo faces fifteen years to life in prison if convicted of the more serious charges.

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