Suspect Surrenders in Deadly Crash that Kills N.Y. Family
The suspect surrenders that was wanted in the hit-and-run deaths of a newlywed couple and their baby in Brooklyn to police Wednesday, according to The New York Times.
Julio Acevedo turned himself in to New York City police detectives in the parking lot of a convenience store in Pennsylvania, the Turkey Hill Minit Market in Bethlehem, The Times reported.
Acevedo did several interviews with reporters, while on the lam, claiming that he fled the scene of the fatal accident because he was scared.
Early Sunday morning Acevedo was driving a BMW that slammed into a livery cab that was carrying Nachman and Raizy Glauber, who was seven months pregnant. The two 21-year-olds died, and the couple’s baby boy was delivered by C-section. But the newborn died Monday.
In his interviews, Acevedo claimed he fled the scene of the accident because he panicked, and didn’t know that anyone had died. He said he was in a hurry because he had been trying to escape from an attacker who had fired a gun at him. Acevedo expressed remorse for the three deceased.
It remains to be seen what charges are filed against Acevedo, apart from leaving the scene of an accident that ended in a death, The Times reported.
The Glaubers were members of Williamburg’s large Orthodox Jewish community in Brooklyn, and the group wants to see Acevedo punished for his action, according to The Times.