Expectant couple killed in hit and run

A young Jewish couple, who were expecting their first child, have been tragically killed on their way to the hospital.

Strictly Orthodox newlyweds Nathan and Raizy Glauber, both 21, died just after midnight on Sunday after the taxi they were travelling in was involved in a crash with another car.

Their baby boy was delivered prematurely but died today.

A family member told the Guardian that the couple had sought urgent medical attention after Mrs Glauber, who was 24 weeks’ pregnant, said she could no longer feel her baby.

Mrs Glauber was pronounced dead when she arrived at Bellevue Hospital Centre in Manhattan, although her newborn was successfully delivered.

Mr Glauber was taken to the Beth Israel Medical Centre in Manhattan, where he was also pronounced dead on arrival.

The condition of the taxi driver, Pedro Nuñez Delacruz, 32, was said to be stable.

The driver and the passenger of the other car involved in the crash fled the scene on impact. Police are investigating.

Mrs Glauber reportedly worked in a hardware distribution shop and came from a rabbinical family. Mr Glauber's family founded the G&G chain that supplies specialised clothing for the strictly Orthodox community.

Brooklyn is home to more than 250,000 Charedi Jews, the largest strictly Orthodox community outside Israel.

Last updated: 4:57pm, March 4 2013