Teen Killed in Anaheim DUI Crash
Posted on Apr 05, 2011
A teen survived an Anaheim car crash, only to be killed by a California drunk driver.
At about 11:40 p.m. on Saturday, April 9, two teens in a 2001 Camaro were headed north on the 57 south of Katella Avenue when their vehicle spun out of control. The car came to a rest facing north on the right shoulder of the road where it partially blocked the No. 5 lane. The 18-year-old driver, Logan Vescio, and his friend, 18-year-old Cameron Cook exited the disabled car to check for damages. As Vescio went back to turn on the emergency lights, Cook stood on the right shoulder near the rear of the car.
While Cook was standing near the Camaro, a Honda Civic traveling north struck the front left side of the car. The crash pushed the Camaro to the right. It hit Cook and pushed him backward over the overpass railing. Cook fell more than 50 feet.
Cook was taken to UCI Medical Center in Orange where he died at 5:08 a.m. on Sunday morning.
Vescio was knocked on his back and sustained a head injury. He was pulled to the side of the road by another driver who stopped to help.
The driver of the Civic, 24-year-old Ashley Bryan of Highland was arrested on Sunday on the suspicion of driving under the influence. Her blood-alcohol level was 0.17 percent, more than twice the legal limit. She faces felony charges of gross vehicle manslaughter and driving under the influence.