Mother and daughter are killed when ‘drunk driver slams into their car’ in NYC


An alleged drunk driver has been charged with manslaughter after a horrific crash killed a mother and daughter on a highway in Queens.

Diana Granobles, 31, was driving with her daughter Isabella, 10, to pick up her husband from work around 8.45pm on Saturday when another car slammed into her.

Granobles was making a left turn when Tyrone Absolam, 42, rocketed into her car with his 2018 Nissan Altima – crunching in the front and back ends of his car and demolishing the entire passenger side of her 2019 Chevrolet Cruze.

Cops found Granobles, who lived in hamlet of Copiague on Long Island, and her daughter unconscious with severe trauma. They were pronounced dead at Jamaica Hospital.  

Diana Granobles, 31, (right) was driving with her daughter Isabella, 10, (left) to pick up her husband from work around 8.45pm on Saturday when another car slammed into her

Cops found Granobles, who lived in hamlet of Copiague on Long Island, and her daughter unconscious with severe trauma

Cops found Granobles, who lived in hamlet of Copiague on Long Island, and her daughter unconscious with severe trauma

Granobles was making a left turn when Tyrone Absolam, 42, rocketed into her car, pictured

 Granobles was making a left turn when Tyrone Absolam, 42, rocketed into her car, pictured

The impact demolished the entire passenger side her 2019 Chevrolet Cruze

 The impact demolished the entire passenger side her 2019 Chevrolet Cruze

Absolam was allegedly driving drunk while his girlfriend and her two children rode in the car

Absolam was allegedly driving drunk while his girlfriend and her two children rode in the car

Debris could be seen scattered across Guy R. Brewer and Rockaway boulevards just outside John F. Kennedy International Airport in Queens, where Granobles’ husband works as an aviation mechanic.

Cops told DailyMail.com that Absolam and his 38-year-old girlfriend were taken to Jamaica Hospital and were still listed in critical condition on Sunday. His girlfriend, who was not named, was riding in his front passenger seat.

His girlfriend’s two children, a 12-year-old boy and 16-year-old girl, were riding in the back of Absolam’s car were taken by ambulance to Cohen Children’s Medical Center and are in serious but stable condition, cops told DailyMail.com.

Absolam was hit with charges including manslaughter, vehicular manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, assault and driving while intoxicated. He lives just over one mile from the site of the accident.

Sources told the New York Daily News that investigators are still waiting to receive lab results to officially determine if his blood-alcohol content was past the legal limit. 

When reached by the Daily News, a relative of Absolam’s said: ‘I can’t tell you what that grown a** man was doing. Just leave us alone and go bother him about it.’ 

Granobles and her husband, Lorozano Granobles, immigrated to the Big Apple from Colombia when she was just 18. 

The impact crunched the front and back ends of Absolam's car, pictured

The impact crunched the front and back ends of Absolam’s car, pictured

Absolam  was allegedly driving his girlfriend and her two children in his 2018 Nissan Altima

Absolam  was allegedly driving his girlfriend and her two children in his 2018 Nissan Altima 

The wreckage is pictured being towed from the scene on Sunday

 The wreckage is pictured being towed from the scene on Sunday

The couple married in 2008 and have two other children together – a six-year-old girl and a three-year-old boy – who are currently in Colombia, the Daily News reported.

‘They were like the American dream,’ said Brittany Acensio, 24, a relative of Granobles’ husband.

‘We just want justice,’ she added. ‘We don’t want that to happen to anyone else.’

Lorozano’s brother Jonathan Granobles told PIX 11: ‘I’m going to be without my niece, my sister-in-law. They’re never going to be with us anymore.’

‘We want to try to make him pay because he killed them,’ Jonathan Granobles said. 

In interviews with the New York Post, neighbors described Granobles family as ‘peaceful, loving people.’  

‘Never any drama, a sweet, loving family,’ said Amelia Dawson, who lives next door. 

‘The little girl was always out in the back playing on the trampoline with her family.’

NYPD data shows that there have been at least 144 people killed in car accidents in New York as of June.



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