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Hit-and-Run Killer Was Speeding at 69 in Crash That Killed Orthodox Couple

Hit-and-run driver Julio Acevedo was speeding at 69 miles per hour before he slammed into a cab carrying an expectant Orthodox couple on their way to the hospital — killing the couple and their “miracle” baby.

Nachman and Raizy Glauber

Brooklyn District Attorney Charles J. Hynes today announced that charges against Acevedo, 44, were increased to second-degree manslaughter in the shocking March 3 crash that killed Nachman and Raizy Glauber, both 21. Their son was delivered prematurely at the scene of the crash, but died a day later.

“While we knew it was a snowy evening and the defendant was speeding, our investigation has developed additional information concerning the nature of Mr. Acevedo’s conduct leading up to the fatal crash,” Hynes said in a statement.

The investigation revealed that Acevedo was traveling 69.1 miles per hour, more than twice the legal speed limit, and that witnesses, including firefighters and another civilian driver, described Acevedo speeding and passing cars recklessly immediately prior to the incident.

Witnesses heard Acevedo’s car accelerate and watched the car increase its speed. As Acevedo’s car passed the civilian’s car it rounded a curve at a high speed and immediately slammed into the car carrying the victims. After the crash Acevedo exited his car was seen observing the carnage and fled.

The career criminal claimed he was racing away from being shot at in an unrelated incident nearby.

Acevedo was arrested March 7, in Pennsylvania. Acevedo was indicted March 12, on charges of leaving the scene and criminally negligent homicide. He could face up to life in prison if convicted.

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