NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The man accused in the hit-and-run crash that left a young Hasidic Jewish couple and, ultimately, their premature son dead has been hit with more charges, Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes announced Tuesday.
Julio Acevedo, 44, has been charged with second degree manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide, in addition to previous charges, according to the DA’s office.
“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,” said DA Hynes.
Authorities said Acevedo was going 69 miles per hour – more than twice the speed limit – when his BMW slammed into a livery cab taking Nachman and Raizy Glauber, both 21, to the hospital. Raizy Glauber was seven months pregnant.