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Seminole man faces DUI manslaughter charges in deaths of father, son

SEMINOLE — A 60-year-old man was arrested Tuesday evening on two counts of DUI manslaughter in the July 28 chain-reaction crash that fatally injured a father and his son, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies arrested James Wolf at his Seminole home at about 6:45 p.m.

Here’s how the Sheriff’s Office said the incident unfolded:

The July 28 crash took place at about 6:56 p.m. at the intersection of Park Boulevard and 104th Lane. Wolf was approaching the intersection, headed west on Park Boulevard in his 2005 Chevrolet sport-utility vehicle.

He failed to stop for a red light, deputies said, and slammed into the back of a 2001 Lexus driven by Edward Delzer, 59, and his father Harvey, 86, which was stopped at Park waiting for the signal to change.

The crash propelled both vehicles from the westbound lanes of Park Boulevard to the eastbound lanes, where each collided with another vehicle. Investigators determined that Wolf was going about 82 mph when he crashed into the Lexus.

The Delzers were pronounced dead at the scene that night, deputies said. Wolf was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Wolf showed signs of impairment, deputies said, and admitted to drinking before the crash. However, the Sheriff’s Office did not disclose his blood-alcohol level.

Wolf was taken to be booked into the Pinellas County jail.

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