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Woman burned alive after date escaped fiery car crash scene in taxi

By Mason White 8:22 AM October 15, 2017
Saeed Ahmed and Harleen Grewel
Saeed Ahmed and Harleen Grewel
By: Mason White

(Scroll down for video) A young woman was burned to death while the man who took her out on a date left the scene without calling for help.

The two were on their way home from a date when the driver, 23-year-old Saeed Ahmed of New York, was speeding.

Police said that Ahmed was unlicensed and was speeding when he lost control of his Infiniti G35 and crashed into a concrete barrier on the Gowanus Expressway in Brooklyn, at around 4:00 a.m.

His car burst into flames. Ahmed managed to escape after suffering burns to his neck, arms and legs.

He immediately flagged down a taxi and asked for a ride to a hospital. However, he failed to call for help or to report that his date was inside the burning vehicle.

When firefighters put out the fire, they found the body of 25-year-old Harleen Grewel from Queens, in the passenger seat.

Police found Ahmed at Maimonides Medical Center, where he was being treated.

He was arrested on charges of manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, leaving the scene of an accident, aggravated unlicensed operator and speeding.

A blood test revealed that Ahmed was not drunk at the time of the crash.

The driver’s brother, Waheed, said Ahmed did attempt to save the woman and that is how his arms got burned.