BROOKLYN, NEW YORK (PIX11)- Nathan and Raizi Glauber were both just 21 years old and so excited to be starting a family. She was seven months pregnant.
“They were one soul. This is a terrible tragedy,” said Sarah Gluck, one of the victim’s first cousin.
Now it seems the entire Satmar community of Williamsburg is in mourning after the young couple’s death early this morning.
They will killed as they rushed to a Cobble Hill hospital because she was having early labor pains.
Police say the Glaubers were riding in the back of a 2008 Toyota Camry livery cab heading west on Wilson Street when they collided with a 2010 gray BMW Sedan heading north on Kent Avenue.
The pregnant woman was thrown from the cab and landed under a nearby parked tractor trailer.
She was rushed to Bellevue where doctors performed an emergency c section on the dying mother and were able to deliver a healthy premature baby boy.
Nathan Glauber died at Beth Israel hospital at roughly the same time.
The driver of the BMW along with a passenger abandoned the car and ran away from the collision.
Police have questioned the registered owner of the car who was not at the scene and is cooperating with police. At this afternoon’s funeral.
Relatives said the newborn boy will be named after his late father and will be raised by loving relatives.
“We’re all going to be there for him.”
The driver of the livery can had just minor injuries.
Police don’t know which car was at fault. The livery car driver had a stop sign. The BMW did not.