A man suspected of fleeing the scene of a grisly crash in New York City that killed a pregnant woman and her husband was arrested at a convenience store in northeastern Pennsylvania on Wednesday after a friend arranged his surrender with New York authorities.
Julio Acevedo, 44, walked to officers waiting in cars in the parking lot in Bethlehem, Pa., and was arrested on charges of leaving the scene of an accident, said Paul Browne, chief spokesman for the New York Police Department.
Acevedo allegedly was speeding down a Brooklyn street at 60 mph early Sunday when he crashed into a car carrying Nachman and Raizy Glauber, both 21. They died Sunday, and their prematurely born son died Monday.
Acevedo said he was fleeing a gunman who was trying to shoot at him when his borrowed BMW slammed into a hired car carrying the couple. But police said there were no reports of shots fired in the area at the time of the wreck.