Man Convicted Of Manslaughter In 2013 Brooklyn Crash That Killed Expectant Parents

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The driver in a Brooklyn crash that killed a young couple expecting their first child was convicted Thursday of manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide.

Julio Acevedo could spend the rest of his life behind bars.

Prosecutors estimated Acevedo was going 70 mph when he smashed into a livery car, killing Nachman and Raizy Glauber, both 21, in Williamsburg on March 3, 2013.

The young couple was expecting their first child and were on their way to the hospital when the livery cab was struck. They both died instantly.

The baby was delivered via Caesarean section after the crash, but died the following morning.

Prosecutors said Acevedo fled the scene and was on the run for three days — bolting to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, before surrendering to police.

The Glaubers’ funeral drew thousands of Satmar Hasidic Jews to the streets of Brooklyn.

Acevedo has an extensive criminal history, including a 1987 conviction for manslaughter in a shooting death. He served 10 years, was sent back for a parole violation, and then was released in 1999. His parole expired in 2003. He also had a DWI arrest in February 2013.

His lawyer did not respond to a request for comment.

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