- Associated Press - Monday, February 2, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - A trial has begun for a driver charged with manslaughter in a New York City crash that killed a pregnant woman and her husband. The couple’s premature baby was delivered after the wreck but died a day later.

In opening arguments Monday, prosecutors estimated that Julio Acevedo (ah-seh-VAY’-doh) was going 70 mph when he smashed into a livery car in March 2013, killing Nachman (NAHK’-muhn) and Raizy Glauber (RAY’-zee GLOW’-bur).

Acevedo has pleaded not guilty to criminally negligent homicide. A lesser charge accuses him of leaving the scene of the Brooklyn accident. He was later arrested in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

His family has described Acevedo as a loving, stay-at-home dad. His lawyer says it was a tragic accident and not a crime.

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