Reckless manslaughter charge for Albany man accused in 97-mph drunk-drive Queens crash that killed hospital worker

Thomas Tracy, New York Daily News
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The 22-year-old drunk driver who killed a beloved Queens hospital worker in a blistering early morning crash has been arrested on reckless manslaughter charges, officials said Saturday.

Alamin Ahmed of Albany was going 97 mph when his Mercedes Benz sedan T-boned Daniel Crawford’s Toyota Camry on Parsons Blvd. and Union Turnpike in Hillcrest on Friday, police said.

Ahmed is also charged with criminally negligent homicide and driving under the influence of alcohol. A Queens Criminal Court judge ordered Ahmed held on $25,000 bail during a brief arraignment proceeding Saturday.

If convicted, he faces 15 years in jail, officials said.

Crawford, a 52-year-old resident of Bloomfield, N.J. was on his way to work about 4 a.m. and had a green light when Ahmed barreled into him.

Medics rushed him to Queens Hospital Center — the hospital where he worked as a phlebotomist drawing and testing blood samples and assisted with COVID-19 cases — but he couldn’t be saved.

Crawford was a proud dad of two sons, and had just welcomed a new baby grandson last week.

He wished one of his sons good luck on his first day of work in August. “May God Bless My Son And Keep His Head Right!!” he wrote on Facebook.

On Aug. 25, Crawford posted a photo of himself in hospital gear with the tag, “Frontliners.”


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