NEW YORK - A close-knit ultra-Orthodox Jewish community in Brooklyn was plunged into a new round of mourning Monday by the death of a baby who was delivered by cesarean section after his parents were killed in a hit-and-run crash a day earlier.
Police hunted for the suspected driver, identified as Julio Acevedo, saying he was barreling down a residential street in a BMW at 60 m.p.h., twice the speed limit, Sunday morning when he collided with a car hired to take the couple to the hospital.
The death of the newborn Monday compounded the community's grief. The baby was buried near the fresh graves of his parents, Nachman and Raizy Glauber, both 21, a community spokesman said. About a thousand community members turned out for the couple's funeral a day earlier.