5 Dead in Hamptons Crash That Is Blamed on Speeding


Three other people, including a 10-year-old girl from Copiague, were killed earlier on Saturday in separate crashes involving intoxicated drivers.

The girl, Isabella Granobles, was riding in a Chevy Cruze sedan driven by her mother, Diana Granobles, 31, who was making a left turn on Guy R. Brewer Boulevard in Queens. As she turned, a Nissan Altima headed west on Rockaway Boulevard slammed into her car.

The mother and daughter were rushed from the crash near John F. Kennedy International Airport but died at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center.

The other driver, Tyrone Absolam, 42, was arrested in the hospital and charged with manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, assault and driving while intoxicated. The police said he was drunk and driving “at a high rate of speed.”

Mr. Absolam and his front passenger, a 38-year-old woman, were hospitalized in critical condition, according to the police. A 12-year-old boy and a 16-year-old girl who had been seated in the back of the car were stabilized in serious condition at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, the police said.

In another fatal accident in Harlem, Jason Graham was riding his motorcycle early Saturday southbound down Frederick Douglass Boulevard, when a Dodge Durango driven by a man who police said had too much to drink slammed into him as it headed east at West 142nd Street, killing him.

Mr. Graham, 41, of Newburgh, N.Y., was pronounced dead at Harlem Hospital. Batista Rosario, 30, of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., remained at the scene, where he was arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated.


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