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Baby Who Survived Crash Which Killed His Parents Has Died

05/04/2013 15:34 | Updated 22 May 2015

Baby who survived crash which killed his parents dies

The baby boy who was born alive after his parents-to-be were killed following a hit-and-run crash in New York has died.

Nachman and Raizy Glauber were killed in the smash in Brooklyn on Sunday, but doctors performed a Caesarean section and delivered their little boy alive. However, despite medics' efforts to save his life, the two months premature baby passed away on Monday morning.

Confirming the child's death, Isaac Abraham, a spokesman for the family, branded the suspect for the hit and run, 44-year-old Julio Acevedo, a 'coward' who should 'pay his price' for accident.

Mr Abraham added that his community wanted a murder prosecution for the couple's deaths.

Acevedo was said to have been driving his BMW at 60mph (97 kph) when he collided with a car the Glaubers had hired to travel to hospital in.

Mrs Glauber was seven months pregnant. She was in the back seat of the vehicle, and was thrown from it, landing under a parked lorry. Her husband was trapped in the car and was cut free by firefighters. They were both pronounced dead shortly after being taken to hospital.

Their driver escaped with minor injuries.

The couple's heartbroken family paid emotional tributes to the couple at their funeral, held - in line with Jewish laws - just hours after their deaths.

Sky News reports that Mr Glauber was described as 'the sweetest, most charming human being, always with a smile on his face'.

His cousin Sara Glauber said that 'if one had to go, the other had to go too because they really were one soul'.

The couple had been married for around a year, and were expecting their first child.

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