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Driver arrested in Delray wreck that killed 4

Posted at 5:07 AM, Jul 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-25 20:57:47-04

A South Florida man faces multiple charges in connection with a DUI crash that killed a family of four in April.

Police arrested Paul Streater, 21, on Tuesday in a fatal wreck that killed two adults and two children on April 28 near South Federal Highway and Lamat Avenue. 

Delray Beach police said Streater was driving about 107 mph in a Chevy Silverado when he hit a car, killing a family of four.  The speed limit is 45 mph where the wreck occurred on South Federal Highway.

Toxicology results revealed that Streater’s blood showed the presence of the main ingredient found in Dust-Off -- a can of compressed air often used for cleaning computers and other electronics. Police said once it is inhaled it produces mind-altering effects.

Investigators said the cans of Dust-Off were bought at a Walmart in Boynton Beach a few hours before the crash.

Walmart surveillance video showed Streater and his passenger buying the cans of Dust-Off.

After the crash, Streater’s attorney claimed the truck malfunctioned and accelerated on its own.

Investigators say Streater was driving his 2010 Chevy Silverado at more than 100 mph when he rear-ended a Dodge Caravan. 

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

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

In a Facebook post, Delray Beach police said Streater is a resident of Fort Lauderdale, however the Palm Beach County Jail booking log lists a Delray Beach address.

Streater's bond was set at $400,000 during a Wednesday morning hearing. 

If he posts bail, he will be under house arrest and have to surrender his passport. He cannot have contact with the victims' family or witnesses of the crash.

He is currently being held at the Palm Beach County Jail.