Saeed Ahmad, left, was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty to manslaughter in the October 2017 death of Harleen Grewel. (Facebook)
A driver in New York City has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for the crash on a Brooklyn highway and on the flight his burning car while his friend to die.
Saeed Ahmad was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty to manslaughter in connection with the October 2017 crash on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, as Fox News previously reported.
The police said the 24-year-old Brooklyn man lost control of an Infiniti sedan and crashed into a barrier. They say that he fled the vehicle, leaving the 25-year-old Harleen Grewel stranded in the passenger seat as the car burst into flames.
A director of the recording of the wreckage recorded video of Ahmad, the approach of a cab, and asked the question, “Can I hitch a ride?”
Prosecutors said Ahmad got in a cab after the crash and left without calling 911 or alerting anyone that a victim remained in the car.
Grewel was pronounced dead at the scene.
The police said Saeed Ahmad, a 24-year-old Brooklyn man lost control of an Infiniti sedan and crashed into a barrier. They say that he fled the vehicle, leaving the 25-year-old Harleen Grewel stranded in the passenger seat as the car burst into flames. (Twitter/JBLongmore)
“He had all the intentions of the pain in one or more persons who, on that day when he sat behind the wheel without a driver’s license (his license was suspended at the time), drunk, speeding and killing our daughter,” Grewal’s mother, Raejinder Singh, said, with tears, The Daily News reported. “To add insult to her burning life, he turned his back, took a taxi casually with the intention that they burn to ashes and no one will know who it was.”
“He took the lid to hide like a coward, selfish. Only he was important at that time. He knew Harleen is there,” the mother added. “He has not to tell someone or call 911. Why?”
Ahmad was arrested and later in the day.
His blood alcohol level exceeded the legal limit.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.