M.A.I.T. Investigation

 ***Update as of 7:45 p.m. on August 14, 2018***

Update to News Release #18-150, Major Accident Investigation Team Investigates Fatal Four Vehicle Crash In Seminole

Deputies have arrested 60-year-old James Wolf, following an investigation into the fatal four vehicle crash that killed a father and son in Seminole.

On July 28, 2018, Wolf was driving his 2005 Chevrolet SUV westbound on Park Boulevard, approaching the intersection of 104th Lane, when he failed to stop for a red traffic light and crashed into a 2001 Lexus being driven by 59-year-old Edward Delzer, and occupied by his father 86-year-old Harvey Delzer.

Both Edward and Harvey Delzer died at the scene.

Investigators say Wolf had the distinct odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from his breath, he showed signs of impairment, and admitted to consuming alcohol prior to the crash.

The investigation revealed that Wolf’s vehicle was traveling at approximately 82 mph at the time of vehicle impact.

At about 6:25 p.m. on August 14, 2018, deputies arrested Wolf at his home in Seminole.

Wolf was transported to the Pinellas County Jail without incident.

Wolf was charged with two counts of DUI Manslaughter.

The investigation continues.

Wolf’s booking photograph was not available at the time of this news release.

***End of Update***

***Original News Release***

Major Accident Investigation Team Investigates Fatal Four Vehicle Crash In Seminole

Who:
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Patrol Operations Bureau
- Major Accident Investigation Team (M.A.I.T.)

Edward Scott Delzer (Driver- Deceased)
DOB: 5/29/1959
Address: 5640 Ferguson Court, New Port Richey
Vehicle: 2001 Lexus

Harvey Vern Delzer (Passenger – Deceased)
DOB: 2/11/1932
Address: 15462 Gulf Boulevard, Madeira Beach
Vehicle: 2001 Lexus

Kelly Ann Shallow (Driver- Uninjured)
DOB: 4/12/1980
Address: Gulfport
Vehicle: 2017 Chrysler

Patricia Ann Catallo (Passenger- Uninjured)
DOB: 6/20/1951
Address: Seminole
Vehicle: 2017 Chrysler

Declinn Shallow (Passenger- Uninjured)
DOB:  4/1/2010
Address: Gulfport
Vehicle: 2017 Chrysler

Scott Patrick Shallow (Passenger- Uninjured)
DOB: 1/1/1979
Address: Gulfport
Vehicle: 2017 Chrysler

Michael Davis Young (Driver- Uninjured)
DOB: 6/6/1966
Address: Seminole
Vehicle: 2015 Infiniti

James Harrison Wolf (Driver- Suspect)
DOB: 4/4/1958
Address: 14529 Anchorage Circle, Seminole
Vehicle: 2005 Chevrolet SUV

What:
Deputies assigned to the Major Accident Investigation Team are investigating a fatal crash involving four vehicles in Seminole.  

When:
The crash occurred at about 6:56 p.m. on Saturday, July 28, 2018.

Where:
The crashed occurred at the intersection of Park Boulevard and 104th Lane, Seminole.

Why/How:
According to investigators, at about 6:56 p.m. on July 28, 2018, 60-year-old James Wolf was driving his 2005 Chevrolet SUV westbound in the median lane of Park Boulevard, approaching the intersection of 104th Lane, in Seminole.

Investigators say Wolf failed to stop for a red traffic light and struck the rear end of a 2001 Lexus being driven by 59-year-old Edward Delzer, and occupied by his father 86-year-old Harvey Delzer, as they were stopped on Park Boulevard waiting at the red traffic light.

Witnesses told investigators the force of the impact pushed Delzer’s Lexus and Wolf’s Chevrolet into the eastbound lanes of Park Boulevard.

Investigators say Delzer’s Lexus struck a 2017 Chrysler van being driven by 38-year-old Kelly Shallow, who was traveling eastbound on Park Boulevard. Wolf’s Chevrolet struck a 2015 Infiniti SUV being driven by 52-year-old Michael Young, who was also traveling eastbound.

Paramedics from Seminole Fire Rescue responded to the scene.

Edward and Harvey Delzer were pronounced deceased at the scene.

James Wolf was transported to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Kelly Shallow and her three passengers were uninjured. Michael Young was uninjured.

Due to the severity of the crash, deputies closed Park Boulevard for several hours while they conducted their investigation.

Investigators say speed and alcohol are factors in the crash.

Criminal charges are pending for Wolf.

Next of kin has been notified.

The investigation continues.

Posted by Spencer Gross Sunday, July 29, 2018 1:45:00 AM Categories: Vehicle Crashes

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