QUEENS, NY. (THECOUNT) — Tyrone Absolam, of Rosedale, New York, has been identified as the suspected DUI driver in a Saturday vehicle crash that left a mother and her young daughter dead in Queens.

Absolam, 42, is facing charges of manslaughter, vehicular manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, assault and driving while intoxicated, following a two-vehicle collision that left 31-year-old Diana Granobles and her 10-year-old daughter, Isabella, dead on Saturday night.


According to reports, Granobles and her daughter, of Copiague, were traveling in a Chevy Cruz on Rockaway Boulevard near Guy R Brewer Boulevard in Queens, when Absolam’s Nissan Altima came into violent contact with the Chevy around 9 p.m. Saturday.

The mother and daughter were pronounced dead at Jamaica Hospital.

Nissan passengers, a 38-year-old woman, a 12-year-old boy and a 16-year-old girl, were transported to area hospitals in serious condition.

Absolam was transported in serious unknown condition.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.


Geo quick facts: Queens is a New York City borough on Long Island across the East River from Manhattan. Flushing Meadows Corona Park, with the Unisphere, a 12-story 1964 World’s Fair globe sculpture, hosts the annual U.S. Open tennis tournament. The park’s Queens Museum is known for the “Panorama,” a building-for-building model of New York City. Nearby Citi Field is the stadium of pro baseball team, the Mets – wikipedia.