Driver in Delray Beach crash that killed 4 turns himself in, officials say

4 others injured

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. - UPDATE: Paul Streater, the man behind the wheel in a deadly crash in Delray Beach in April, turned himself in Tuesday, officials say. 

Streater was arrested for his role in the crash that killed two adults and two children, after a three-month investigation, according to a Delray Beach Police Department post on their Facebook page. 

The crash happened on April 28 near South Federal Highway and Lamat Avenue. 

Streater, 21, of Fort Lauderdale, turned himself in to police Tuesday evening following a warrant obtained for his arrest.

Investigators say Streater was driving his 2010 Chevy Silverado at more than 100 miles per hour when he rear-ended the Dodge Caravan. 

The occupants of the van were a 50-year-old driver, Jorge Raschiotto of Argentina, his sister, 42-year-old Victoria Raschiotto of Mexico, and her two children, Diego, age 8, and Mia, age 6. All four were killed in the crash.

The victims were in Delray Beach vacationing with family and were returning to a rental home on Florida Boulevard after a day at the beach when the crash happened. 

Toxicology tests on Streater’s blood revealed the presence of Difluoroethane, the main ingredient in Dust-off, a brand name of canned air commonly used to remove dust from electronics equipment, officials say.

According to investigators, a receipt from a Boynton Beach Walmart was found inside Streater's vehicle. The receipt shows the purchase of two cans of Dust Off on the afternoon of the crash.

Streater and his passenger, Tyler Fowler, were also seen in store video buying the cans and other items, just a few hours before the crash.

Streater is facing four counts of vehicular homicide, four counts of DUI manslaughter and three counts of DUI with property damage and/or injury. 

He is being booked at the Palm Beach County Jail. 

EARLIER STORY:

Delray Beach police said four people were killed Saturday night after a speeding pickup truck crashed into a minivan. 

It happened in the 2800 block of South Federal Hwy. around 7:30 p.m. 

Police identified the four who died as 50-year-old Jorge Claudio, his 42-year-old sister Veronica Mariel Raschiotto, and her two children, Diego Martinez Raschiotto, 8, and 6-year-old Mia Martinez Raschiotto. 

Police said a Chevy Silverado pickup truck was traveling at a high rate of speed southbound on South Federal Highway when it rear-ended the minivan.

Police told WPTV the truck crushed the minivan and both the truck and minivan then traveled into the northbound lane hitting a Buick Encore.  

Fire rescue had to pry the vehicles apart and all four people in the minivan were pronounced dead at the scene. 

Police said they were returning to a rental home on Florida Boulevard, a short distance from the crash scene. Police said they were on vacation. Claudio lived in Argentina and the other three lived in Mexico.

Two people in the Encore suffered minor injuries, while the truck's passenger was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The truck driver was slightly injured and is cooperating with investigators. He was identified as 21-year-old Paul Wilson Streater of Fort Lauderdale.

He was released from police custody pending the conclusion of the traffic homicide investigation.

Anyone with any information about the crash is asked to contact DBPD Investigator Henry Lugo at (561) 243-7800.

Portions of this article courtesy of the Associated Press

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