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Man Sought In Deadly Brooklyn Hit-And-Run To Surrender

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NY1 has learned that the man police are calling a person of interest in a deadly car accident in Brooklyn will turn himself in.

The hit-and-run accident left a young Orthodox Jewish couple and their newborn son dead.

A friend of Julio Acevedo, 44, told NY1 Tuesday that he is planning to turn himself in, though it is unclear when he will do so.

Acevedo had not turned himself in as of late Tuesday night.

The New York City Police Department says Acevedo was arrested for drunk driving last month.

He also served about 10 years in prison for manslaughter and drug possession in the 1990s.

It's unclear whether police think Acevedo was driving the BMW, which was traveling at about 60 miles per hour Sunday morning when it slammed into a livery cab in Williamsburg.

The driver of the BMW fled the scene.

Nachman Glauber and his pregnant wife, Raizy, were taking the cab to the hospital because she wasn't feeling well.

Both died at the hospital.

Their baby boy was delivered prematurely via cesarean section but died Monday morning.

"They're a big family, and they're very famous and very known," said Moishe Schonfeld, who knows the Glauber family. "Very nice people. It's just a tragedy, what happened. There's basically no words to say."

The uncle of one of the victims told NY1 that the family doesn't want vengeance on Acevedo, but they don't believe that Acevedo belongs on the street.

Others in the Hasidic community agreed.

"He should turn himself in and do the right thing, what he's supposed to do," said one member of the Hasidic community. "But this is not going to bring back those lost, the three people that got killed."

The livery cab driver survived with minor injuries.

The BMW's owner, Takia Walker, 29, is charged with insurance fraud, but police do not think she was directly involved in the crash.

A $20,000 reward is being offered in connection with the case.

Anyone with information on the case should contact the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS, or text CRIMES and then enter TIP577, or visit www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.

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