- Feb 11th 2014 at 10:22AM
Florida Fraternity Collects Donations For Members Killed In Wrong-Way Crash
Five died in fiery Florida car accident
A crowd-sourced fundraiser set up by friends of four victims in Sunday's fatal wrong-way crash near Tampa, Fla., has raised almost double the goal amount in just two days.
Four Sigma Beta Rho fraternity brothers from South Florida University died when a white Ford Expedition hit their 2010 Hyundai Sonata while driving southbound in the northbound lane just before 2 a.m, according to The Tampa Bay Times. National president of Sigma Beta Rho Mohsin Hussain set up a GoFundMe page to help the families of the four men cover funeral costs. At this time, the page has reached over $72,000.
"I guess it would be safe to say the link went viral, just as the video did," Hussain told The Tampa Bay Times.
That now-viral video shows a wayward Expedition traveling south, going at least 55 miles per hour the wrong way in the northbound lane on I-275. The Expedition can be seen passing dozens of cars, followed by a fiery crash. The Florida Highway Patrol has identified the driver of the SUV was Daniel Lee Morris, a Michigan man who recently moved to Florida and was staying with a friend, Fox 2 News reported. Officials are still investigating the exactly cause of the accident.
Another major accident killed six people Sunday in California when a Chevy Camaro collided head-on with a red Ford Explorer. Police arrested the driver of the Camaro under suspicion of driving under the influence.