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Young parents killed in New York crash; baby born at scene

6:39 AM, Mar 3, 2013   |    comments
In this photo provided by VosIzNeias.com, authorities work at the scene of a car accident that took the lives of an expectant couple in Brooklyn's Williamsburg neighborhood, Sunday, March 3, 2013, in New York. The young couple who had taken a car service to a hospital for the birth of their first child were killed en route by the driver of a BMW who fled the scene, but the couple's baby boy survived, authorities said. (AP Photo/VosIzNeias.com, Shimon Gifter)
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(NBC NEWS) -- A young couple en route to a hospital to have their first child was killed in a car crash in New York City early Sunday but their child survived, according to reports.

Nathan and Raizy Glauber, both 21 and Orthodox Jews, were using a car service to go to the hospital when another vehicle crashed into the side of theirs at an intersection in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, Hasidic community activist Isaac Abraham told The Associated Press.

Nathan Glauber was pronounced dead at Beth Israel Hospital, while his wife died at Bellevue, the New York Post and the AP reported.

Pictures of the scene were posted on Vos Iz Neias, a news site that covers the Jewish community.

The couple's son was delivered at the scene and was taken to a hospital in serious condition, said Abraham, who is also a neighbor of Raizy Glauber's parents and lives two blocks from the scene of the crash.

The driver of the vehicle that hit the couple's car fled, police told the AP. No arrests have yet been made.

The Post reported that a BMW was involved and that it was the driver of the BMW who fled the scene, at the intersection of Kent Avenue and Wilson Street.

The condition of the car service's driver is unclear, police said, according to the AP.

Brooklyn is home to the largest community of ultra-orthodox Jews outside Israel, more than 250,000.

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