The driver of a sedan who allegedly left his passenger in a burning car wreck after he crashed his car on the Brooklyn Queens Expressway has been indicted for his alleged role in the woman's death, according to a report.
The Daily News reports that Saeed Ahmad was indicted by a grand jury and should be arraigned at Brooklyn Supreme Court on a future date. A law enforcement source told Gothamist that the indictment was sealed, but the News reports that Ahmad was indicted on charges of second-degree manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide and leaving the scene of an accident.
Ahmad was allegedly driving his Infiniti G35 sedan at a high rate of speed on the BQE on the morning of October 13th, when he crashed into a concrete barrier, causing it to catch on fire. When firefighters put out the burning wreck, they discovered the body of 25-year-old Harleen Grewel. Video a driver took at the scene showed Ahmad hailing a cab in the middle of the highway while his car burned up, with Grewel still inside it.
Ahmad was later found at Maimonides Hospital with burns to his arms and legs. His brother said Saeed was trying to pull Grewel out of the car before he had to give up on the rescue attempt, telling reporters that was how he wound up with his burns.
While some reports suggested Grewel and Ahmad were on a date the night of the crash, the News spoke to Karan Singh Dhillon, who they described as Grewal's boyfriend. "She would do anything for people," Dillon told the paper. "She would give someone the clothes off her back. She would give someone food and go hungry."