Poway, CA–A 19-year-old-man is in custody in connection with a car crash that killed two people in Poway.
On Tuesday, Donald Lee Farmer was booked on charges of gross vehicular manslaughter, driving under the influence of drugs causing bodily injury and driving without a license. He is being held at the San Diego Central Jail on $250,000 bail.
The collision occurred on February 12 just after 7 p.m. in the 15000 block of Espola Road. When deputies arrived, they found two cars involved in the crash. A 54-year-old man driving a Toyota died at the scene. His teenage son was taken to a hospital where he later died.
The driver, Farmer was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
In the weeks following the crash, deputies from the Poway Sheriff’s Station’s Traffic Unit conducted an extensive reconstruction of the incident. Based on their investigation, they determined Farmer was driving under the influence of drugs and had been driving recklessly.
The San Diego County District Attorney’s Office is prosecuting the case.