A husband and wife killed on the way to a hospital for the birth of their first child are expected to be buried Sunday afternoon.

Nathan Glauber and Raizy Glauber, both 21, were pronounced dead at hospitals after another car slammed into the one they were riding in early Sunday. Police say their baby boy was delivered prematurely at a hospital after the accident in Brooklyn's Williamsburg neighborhood.

Isaac Abraham, a neighbor of Raizy Glauber's parents, says a funeral for both is scheduled for 2 p.m.

Police say the both the driver of the vehicle that hit the couple's car and a passenger fled and are being sought.

The Glaubers were Orthodox Jews. Jewish law calls for burial of the dead as soon as possible.

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


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