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Suspected drunk driver kills OC father, son

ABC7 Eyewitness News HD covering Los Angeles and Southern California.

December 19, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
A suspected drunk driver hit and killed a father and son, who were on their way to a debate and speech tournament for the boy's school.The crash happened at Crescent and Knott avenues about 5:30 a.m. on Saturday.

Steven Uselton and his 17-year-old son Douglas were killed.

Police said Angel Lopez from Anaheim was driving west on Crescent Avenue when he hit the Useltons' car.

Lopez, 18, was booked on suspicion of two counts of vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated.

Douglas Uselton was a senior at Oxford Academy. He was a star baseball and basketball player.

Worried teachers from the school called his house when the teen and his father didn't arrive at the speech tournament.

Grief counselors were later made available to Uselton's teammates.

City News Service contributed to this report.