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Brooklyn Hit-and-Run Update: Julio Acevedo indicted in fatal crash that killed couple and their baby

This undated photo, provided by the New York City Police Department on Monday March 4, 2013, shows Julio Acevedo, 44, who police are looking for in connection with the death of an expectant couple that was killed in a car accident in Brooklyn early Sunday morning and their premature baby, who was delivered alive but did not survive. Police are searching for the driver of a BMW and a passenger who fled on foot after slamming into the livery cab transporting Nachman Glauber and his pregnant wife Raizy, both 21 years old. (AP Photo/NYPD)

Julio Acevedo
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(CBS/AP) NEW YORK - A man was indicted Wednesday for the fatal hit-and-run in Brooklyn on March 3, 2013 that killed a rabbinical student, his pregnant wife and their baby.

A Brooklyn grand jury voted to indict 44-year-old Julio Acevedo on charges of leaving the scene of an accident. He was held without bail. The Brooklyn District Attorney's office said the investigation is continuing and Acevedo may be indicted on more charges.

Police said Acevedo was speeding down a Brooklyn street at 60 mph early on March 3 and crashed into a hired car carrying Nachman and Raizy Glauber, who were on their way to a hospital. The Glaubers, both 21, died that day. Their son, delivered by cesarean section, died the next day.

The car that had been carrying them had a stop sign, though it's unclear whether the driver stopped. The driver was knocked unconscious. Acevedo fled on foot, police said.

Acevedo was arrested by police in Bethlehem, Pa. last week after a friend brokered his surrender. Defense attorney Kathleen Julian said he feels terrible about what happened, but the incident was an accident.

Acevedo said he was fleeing a gunman who was trying to shoot at him when his borrowed BMW slammed into the Glaubers' hired car. He said he fled because he was worried he would be killed. But police said there were no reports of shots fired in the area at the time of the wreck.

The couple belonged to a close-knit ultra-Orthodox Jewish community in Brooklyn, which is home to the largest community of ultra-Orthodox Jews outside Israel, more than 250,000. They were members of the Satmar Hasidic sect.

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