Police: 23-year-old driver in police custody after fleeing car fire that killed passenger

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Police say a 23-year-old driver is in police custody after leaving the scene of a deadly car fire early Friday morning.

They say Ahman Saeed left his 25-year-old passenger Harleen Grewel to die in the flames.

Witnesses on scene say Saeed hailed a taxi, which brought him to Maimonides Medical Center. Police later found him there being treated for burns.

The car fire also shut down the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway and Gowanus Expressway during Friday's morning rush.

Saeed faces charges including manslaughter, leaving the scene of an accident and driving without a license. 

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