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Donald Lee Farmer Jr. Arrested DUI Crash Poway Espola Road

Donald Lee Farmer Jr. Arrested DUI Crash Poway Espola Road

Donald Farmer DUI crash Poway

DUI Driver Donald Lee Farmer Jr., 19, Kills Father and Son in Poway Crash

POWAY, CA (May 4, 2021) – Authorities detained Donald Lee Farmer Jr. after a fatal DUI crash near Poway High School on Espola Road.

Officers determined that the 19-year-old man was under the influence of drugs when the wreck occurred on February 12.

The incident began when Donald Lee Farmer Jr. was driving a Mercedes sedan recklessly south on Espola Road. At the same time, a Toyota Camry was pulling out of the north parking lot at Poway High School .

The Toyota began making a left turn onto northbound Espola. Deputies said Donald Farmer then broadsided the driver’s side of the Camry.

Steve Pirolli, 54; Son, 14, Victims in Car Collision

Paramedics pronounced the driver of the Toyota, 54-year-old Steve Pirolli, dead at the scene. Medical personnel rushed his passenger, his 14-year-old son, to the Rady Children’s Hospital where he died.

The San Diego Union-Tribune and ABC 10 News wrote that the accident took place shortly after 7 p.m. in the 15000 block of Espola Road.

Meanwhile, Farmer was taken to the Palomar Medical Center in Escondido with non-life-threatening injuries. Authorities soon arrested and booked him on charges of gross vehicular manslaughter, DUI causing bodily injury, and driving without a license.

They held him on $250,000 bail. The fatal Poway DUI crash is still under investigation.

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