Five people, including four students from the University of South Florida, died in a fiery, head-on collision in Tampa over the weekend.
According to Florida Highway Patrol, the driver of a Ford Expedition was heading south in the northbound lanes of Interstate 275, around 2am early Sunday morning, when the driver slammed into a car carrying the fraternity brothers.
Jada Wright, who spotted the wrong-way driver, caught the crash on her cell phone:
"He just smacked into a car and then it like blew up and his truck went into the air," she said.
Investigators suspect the driver of the SUV, who died at the scene, was drunk, but they're waiting on toxicology results. They're also struggling to identify him because of extensive injuries from the fire.
FHP Sergeant Steve Gaskins reports all four victims in the second car also died. They were members of USF's fraternity Sigma Beta Rho: Jobin Joy Kuriakose, 21, Ankeet Harshad Patel, 22, Imtiyaz "Jim" Ilias, 20 and Dammie Yesudhas, 21.
"Mere words cannot convey the depth of shock and sadness this terrible event brings to all who knew and cherished these wonderful young men," USF President Judy Genshaft said in a statement.
Genshaft says the university's counseling center will be available to help students struggling with the loss. The victims' fraternity is also planning an on-campus memorial service later in the week.
Troopers are looking into whether drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash.