Four people are dead after a Fort Lauderdale man crashed his speeding pickup truck into a minivan in Delray Beach, police said.
On Saturday night, officials say 21-year-old Paul Wilson Streater was driving a Chevy Silverado on the southbound lanes of Federal Highway when he "swerved to avoid hitting traffic in front of him and instead rear ended a mini van waiting to make a turn," Delray Police said in a Facebook post.
"That Silverado hit the minivan, which was stopped, at a high rate of speed, basically crushing that minivan right there at impact," police spokeswoman Dani Moschella told the Sun Sentinel.
After the truck hit the minivan, which was waiting to make a left turn onto La Mat Avenue, both cars collided with a northbound Buick Encore. The three vehicles were stuck together, Moschella told the news outlet.
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When Delray Beach Fire Rescue arrived they had to use hydraulic tools to get into the mangled metal and reach the victims inside.
The four people inside the van died on impact. Their names will be released Monday, the department said.
Police said on Sunday Streater was cooperating with investigators and was released from custody as the detectives piece together what happened.
Neither of the two men inside the Buick were seriously injured, police said. One of the two men in the pickup truck was injured and was taken to a nearby hospital, officials say.
Streater's attorney told Miami Herald news partner CBS4 that the driver stayed on scene and agreed to a blood sample.