|Douglas and Steven Uselton. Son and Father killed in Buena Park on Saturday morning. Photo via Tumblr.|
|Douglas surrounded teammates! RIP|
You Tube video of Oxford Academy Baseball Team winning CIF Championship last year.
By Randy Economy
December 18, 2010
Buena Park, CA
Horrific news. Just awful. Beyond words.
Tonight the community is mourning the loss of a popular father and son who were killed by a suspected "drunk driver" earlier today here at Crescent Avenue and Knott Avenue.
Identified as the victims were Steven Uselton, 44, and his son Douglas, 17, both of Buena Park.
Douglas Uselton, was a standout athlete at nearby Oxford Academy. He was a "star in the making" and played both baseball and basketball, according to published reports this afternoon.
Both father and son were apparently driving to the Oxford Academy campus before sunrise today for a speech-and-debate tournament when the horrific and deadly accident took place.
Local law enforcement with the Buena Park Police Department told a local news outlet that they "believe" that the Uselton's were in their 2000 Buick La Sabre, and going north on Knott Avenue when they were struck violently by a 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer.
Angel Lopez, 18, of Anaheim, is being held tonight in an Orange County jail and is believed to have been "under the influence" or a "controlled substance." Lopez is being held on two felony counts of vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated. As soon as updated information is released by the Orange County Sheriff's Department or Buena Park Police, I will update this posting.
Both father and son died at the scene, and tonight the word about this horrific situation is sending shock and sadness throughout our entire community.
I want to hear from the many friends of both Steven and Douglas Uselton. Share your thoughts. My HEART goes out to EVERYONE who knew these two very special people. This is so sad. One week before Christmas. PLEASE...keep Steven and Douglas in your thoughts and prayers, and to also remember the sadness Angel Lopez and his family must be feeling as well. Hit my comment section below. More details as they emerge....