NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Police on Monday identified and released a photo of a suspect in a hit-and-run crash that wiped away a young family in Brooklyn, leaving the Tri-State Area stunned.
As CBS 2’s Derricke Dennis reported, Julio Acevedo, 44, is wanted for allegedly running away after the BMW police said he was driving slammed into a livery cab. A $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the case.
The crash killed Nachman and Raizy Glauber, both 21, who were in the cab on their way to the hospital. Raizy Glauber was seven months pregnant at the time.
Their baby boy, who was delivered by emergency Cesarean section after the crash, died around 5:30 a.m. Monday, according to community leader Isaac Abraham.
“We will be very vocal and strong demanding that the prosecution in this case charge these cowards who left the scene of an accident,” Abraham said.
Police said Acevedo was going at least 60 mph early Sunday morning when he slammed into a livery cab at Kent Avenue and Wilson Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
“He was seen running from the scene and is suspected of being the driver of the BMW,” NYPD Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne told WCBS 880’s Alex Silverman.
But Browne did not say who saw the suspect running away from the crash scene or how detectives identified Acevedo as the suspect.