- Associated Press - Friday, October 13, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) - A driver has been accused of crashing on a New York City highway and fleeing his burning car while leaving his passenger to die.

The crash happened early Friday on the westbound Brooklyn-Queens Expressway in Brooklyn.

Police say the driver of an Infiniti sedan lost control of the car and crashed into a barrier. They say the driver fled as the car burst into flames.

Twenty-five-year-old Harleen Grewel was found in the front passenger seat. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Twenty-three-year-old Saeed Ahmad was arrested at a hospital where he was being treated for burns to his arms and legs.

Police say Ahmad faces charges including criminally negligent homicide and leaving the scene of an accident.

It’s unclear if Ahmad has an attorney who could speak for him.

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