Fatal Brooklyn crash driver Acevedo charged with manslaughter - DC News FOX 5 DC WTTG

Fatal Brooklyn crash driver Acevedo charged with manslaughter

Posted: Updated:
Julio Acevedo Julio Acevedo
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

A grand jury has indicted Julio Acevedo on manslaughter charges in the deaths of an expectant couple in Brooklyn, according to Kings County District Attorney Charles Hynes.

The additional charges against Acevedo are manslaughter in the second degree and criminally negligent homicide, Hynes said. A grand jury had previously indicted him for leaving the scene of an incident without reporting where death results.

"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," Hynes said in a statement.

Investigators say that Acevedo was traveling at about 69 mph, more than twice the speed limit, when the car he was driving slammed into a livery cab in Williamsburg, killing Nachman and Raizy Glauber on March 3, 2013. Their baby was delivered by C-section and later died.

Witnesses told cops that Acevedo was speeding and recklessly passing cars just before the crash. They said accelerated as he drove right by a fire truck and another car, rounded a curve at a high speed, and then crashed into the cab on Kent Avenue, the D.A.'s office said.

Witnesses also told investigators that Acevedo got of the car, saw the carnage, and then took off, the D.A.'s office said.

He fled to the Poconos, where he ultimately surrendered to law enforcement.

Acevedo has a prior arrest record, but his family said he is a loving father, the AP reported. His lawyer has said the crash was a tragic accident.

With the AP

  • Brooklyn NewsBrooklyn NewsMore>>

  • G subway line shutting down for 5 weeks

    G subway line shutting down for 5 weeks

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:37 PM EDT2014-07-26 01:37:26 GMT
    Beginning Friday night, a portion of the G subway line that connects Brooklyn and Queens will be shut down for five weeks.
    The MTA says there will be no service between the Nassau Avenue station in Greenpoint and Court Square in Long Island City until Sept. 2.
    Beginning Friday night, a portion of the G subway line that connects Brooklyn and Queens will be shut down for five weeks.
    The MTA says there will be no service between the Nassau Avenue station in Greenpoint and Court Square in Long Island City until Sept. 2.
  • The Big Idea

    Making New York City more energy efficient

    Making New York City more energy efficient

    Friday, July 25 2014 8:45 PM EDT2014-07-26 00:45:49 GMT
    More than half the population of New York City rides public transportation to work. No other metropolis in this country even approaches that percentage or the MTA's total number of riders. For that reason, New York likely ranks as the most energy-efficient city in the nation. But what would it take to make the city even more energy-efficient or even self-sufficient?
    More than half the population of New York City rides public transportation to work. No other metropolis in this country even approaches that percentage or the MTA's total number of riders. For that reason, New York likely ranks as the most energy-efficient city in the nation. But what would it take to make the city even more energy-efficient or even self-sufficient?
  • Eric Garner's family seeks federal probe of police custody death

    Eric Garner's family seeks federal probe of police custody death

    Friday, July 25 2014 5:46 PM EDT2014-07-25 21:46:48 GMT
    Family members of a man who died in police custody, the Rev. Al Sharpton and others met with federal prosecutors Friday to press for an investigation into the death. An amateur video shows a plainclothes police officer placing Garner in what appears be a chokehold last week while arresting him on Staten Island. The 43-year-old Garner can be heard gasping, "I can't breathe!" Chokeholds are banned under New York Police Department policy.
    Family members of a man who died in police custody, the Rev. Al Sharpton and others met with federal prosecutors Friday to press for an investigation into the death. An amateur video shows a plainclothes police officer placing Garner in what appears be a chokehold last week while arresting him on Staten Island. The 43-year-old Garner can be heard gasping, "I can't breathe!" Chokeholds are banned under New York Police Department policy.
Powered by WorldNow

WTTG FOX 5 & myfoxdc
5151 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016
Main Number: (202) 244-5151
Newsroom: (202) 895-3000
fox5tips@wttg.com

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices