On December 22, 2011, Dominic Deiro was involved as a passenger in a solo-vehicle drunk driving accident.  He, his stepbrother, and three friends were headed east on Brookside Drive near Pacific Avenue in Stockton, CA when the driver lost control of the car, hit a pole, and flipped the car onto its roof.  Dominic, his stepbrother, and the driver were all transported to the hospital with critical injuries.  However, due to the severe head trauma and brain damage Dominic suffered, he was pronounced brain dead the following day and the family had no choice but to remove him from life support.