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Baby Born After Parents Were Killed In Hit-And-Run Dies The Next Day

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A baby who was born after a hit-and-run that killed his parents over the weekend has died, while police continue to search for the driver responsible for the deadly wreck. NY1's Kristen Shaughnessy filed the following report.

Raizy Glauber was pregnant and on her way to the hospital when she was thrown from a livery cab after a 2010 grey BMW plowed into it early Sunday morning.

"This is tragedy upon tragedy," family friend Gary Schlesinger said. "There was a lot of hope on this baby that there will be some kind of memory left from this baby to the family. Unfortunately that didn't happen. God has his ways."

Her husband, Nachman, was also killed.

Shortly after the crash, their baby boy was delivered, months premature.

But his fight to survive ended Monday morning.

"It is a large extended family that everyone knows," Schlesinger said. "They have done a lot of good over the years so this is a tragic, tragic situation for the entire community."

Police are looking for Julio Acevedo, 44, for his connection to the crime.

They've arrested Bronx resident and owner of the BMW Takia Walker, 29, and charged her with insurance fraud. But police say they don't believe she was one of the two people seen running from the car after the crash.

An electronic sign was set up at the scene of the accident asking for help finding the driver and passenger.

There are also calls to put a stoplight at the intersection of Kent Avenue and Wilson Street to avoid another accident.

"The first thing we need is a traffic light on this corner," said State Assemblyman Joseph Lentol of Brooklyn. "It's a speedway. Why don't we have a traffic light here?"

Two state lawmakers also called for legislation that would allow prosecutors to assume drivers involved in a hit and run were under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of the accident to seek tougher penalties.

"People that walk away from fatalities or serious injuries are no longer part of our community," state Sen. Eric Adams (D-Brooklyn) said. "They are criminals and the proper place for them to be is in jail."

As the electronic sign pleads for information regarding this deadly accident, arrangements were made for the third and smallest victim of this tragedy to be buried next to his parents.

It's the third burial in 24 hours for the victims' devastated families.

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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