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.
Officers at the scene reported that the other driver, Tyrone Absolam, 42, had bloodshot eyes and failed two field sobriety tests, according to the Queens district attorney’s office. The police also said he was driving “at a high rate of speed.”
Mr. Absolam was taken in police custody to the hospital along with his front passenger, a 38-year-old woman 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.
Mr. Absolam faces several charges, including aggravated vehicular homicide, manslaughter, assault, child endangerment and driving while intoxicated, according to the Queens district attorney’s office. If convicted on the top count, he faces a sentence of up to 25 years in prison.
He was waiting to be arraigned late Sunday in criminal court in Queens.
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.