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Baby Death Hit-And-Run Crash Suspect Arrested
A man has been arrested over a hit-and-run crash that killed a pregnant woman, her husband and their baby.
Julio Acevedo, 44, was detained at a convenience store in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, according to New York City police, who had earlier released a picture of the man in a public appeal.
His surrender was arranged by a friend who had been in touch with police and led authorities to Acevedo.
Police say he was going 60 miles per hour - twice the legal speed limit - in a BMW that hit a cab carrying Nachman and Raizy Glauber.
The parents-to-be were members of a close-knit ultra-Orthodox Jewish community in Brooklyn.
Mrs Glauber, who was seven months pregnant, was travelling to hospital with her husband because she was feeling unwell.
Their baby, delivered by caesarean section, died a day later of "extreme prematurity", according to a medical examiner. His body was buried near his parents' graves.
Police spokesman Paul Browne said Acevedo was arrested for drink-driving last month.
The suspect told the New York Daily News he was speeding away from a gunman who was trying to shoot at him at the time of the collision in New York.
The newspaper claimed he was going to meet with a lawyer before handing himself in, although police said they had had no contact with him.
Acevedo served about 10 years in prison in the 1990s for manslaughter after he was convicted of shooting a Brooklyn gang member.
It is unclear whether the suspect has an attorney.
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