Expectant parents die in NY crash; infant survives

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Associated Press

Posted on March 3, 2013 at 7:30 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police are still looking for the driver of a BMW and a passenger who witnesses say slammed into a car carrying a young pregnant woman and her husband and then fled the scene.

The couple, Nachman and Raizy Glauber, died in the crash but their baby boy was delivered alive. Relatives say the infant is in serious condition.

Authorities say the woman was feeling ill and was headed to the hospital with her husband early Sunday when the car they were riding in was hit at an intersection in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn.

The Glaubers were married about a year ago and had begun a life together in Williamsburg, where Raizy Glauber grew up in a prominent Orthodox Jewish rabbinical family.

Raised north of New York City in Monsey, N.Y., Nachman Glauber was studying at a rabbinical college nearby.

Jewish law calls for burial of the dead as soon as possible, and hours after their deaths, the Glaubers were mourned at a funeral Sunday afternoon.

Afterward, the cars carrying the bodies left and headed to Monsey, N.Y., where another service was planned in Nachman Glauber's hometown.

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166-a-12-(Isaac Abraham, community leader and neighbor of Raizy (RAY'-zee) Glauber's parents, in AP interview)-"is very devastating"-Isaac Abraham says having a baby is supposed to be a joy, but this has turned into a tragedy. (3 Mar 2013)

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163-a-06-(Isaac Abraham, community leader and neighbor of Raizy (RAY'-zee) Glauber's parents, in AP interview)-"of the vehicle"-Isaac Abraham says the accident scene was horrific with the engine of the livery cab ending up in the back seat. ((cut used in wrap)) (3 Mar 2013)

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165-a-07-(Isaac Abraham, community leader and neighbor of Raizy (RAY'-zee) Glauber's parents, in AP interview)-"child should survive"-Isaac Abraham says the orphaned baby boy will be taken care of by a network of family and friends in the community. ((watch for dating)) (3 Mar 2013)

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162-w-34-(Julie Walker, AP correspondent, with Isaac Abraham, community leader and neighbor of Raizy Glauber's parents)--The Orthodox Jewish community in Brooklyn, New York is morning the loss of a young pregnant couple killed in a car accident. AP correspondent Julie Walker reports the baby was succesfully delivered and survives. (3 Mar 2013)

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144-v-30-(Julie Walker, AP correspondent)--A young couple expecting their first child was killed on the way to the hospital early this morning by a hit and run driver in New York, but the baby survived. AP correspondent Julie Walker reports. ((replaces cut 110 with updated information)) (3 Mar 2013)

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110-v-33-(Julie Walker, AP correspondent)--A young Jewish Orthodox couple en route to the hospital to have their first child were killed in a car crash, but their child survived. AP correspondent Julie Walker reports. (3 Mar 2013)

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APPHOTO NYJM109: Rabbi Zalman Teitelbau, leader of the Satmar Orthodox Jewish community, speaks during the funeral of two expectant parents who were killed in a car accident, Sunday, March 3, 2013, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. A driver struck the car the couple were riding in early Sunday morning, killing both parents while their baby, who was born prematurely, survived and is in critical condition. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) (3 Mar 2013)

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APPHOTO NYJM119: Members of the Satmar Orthodox Jewish community grieve over the coffins at the funeral for two expectant parents who were killed in a car accident, Sunday, March 3, 2013, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. A driver struck the car early Sunday morning, killing both parents while their baby, who was born prematurely, survived and is in critical condition. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) (3 Mar 2013)

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APPHOTO NYR105: In this photo provided by VosIzNeias.com, a first responder works at the scene shortly after a car accident in Brooklyn's Williamsburg neighborhood took the lives of an expectant couple Sunday, March 3, 2013, in New York. The young couple who had taken a car service to a hospital were killed en route in a hit and run early, but their baby boy survived, authorities said. (AP Photo/VosIzNeias.com, Shimon Gifter) MANDATORY CREDIT (3 Mar 2013)

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APPHOTO NYJM105: A worker clears debris from a fatal accident that claimed the lives of two expectant parents, Sunday, March 3, 2013, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. A driver struck the car the couple were riding in early Sunday morning, killing both parents while their baby, who was born prematurely, survived and is in critical condition. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) (3 Mar 2013)

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