Man, teenage son killed in crash as they left Poway High

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Sunday update: The community has raised more than $50,000 for the family of the father and son killed in this crash, and neighbors are questioning the safety of that stretch of road.

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – A man and his teenage son were killed in a crash as they pulled out of the parking lot at Poway High School, the sheriff’s department said.

The crash happened just after 7 p.m. on Espola Road, off the north parking lot of Poway High School.

A Mercedes was headed south on Espola when the man pulled out of the lot in his sedan and tried to make a left-hand turn into the northbound lanes, investigators said. The Mercedes broadsided the man’s car in a violent collision, and the man was pronounced dead at the scene. His teenage son was pulled from the wreck and taken to Rady Children’s Hospital, but later died, officials said.

The 19-year-old driver of the Mercedes was hospitalized at Palomar Medical Center in Escondido, but expected to survive.

Drugs or alcohol were not believed to be a factor in the crash.

The crash prompted closure of a stretch of Espola Road as authorities conducted an investigation, Hernandez said.

The San Diego Sheriff’s Department’s Poway Station said its deputies are grieving with the family of the victims.

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