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11 People Die In Fla., Calif. Highway Wrecks

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.





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      martinlaight
      • 1 Year Ago
      Police identify driver who caused fatal wrong-way accident in Fla.???????? And!
      kkrystalkat
      • 1 Year Ago
      so.. this article is not actually about who crashed-it's about a fund raiser that already made enough to cover funeral expenses? sheesh! Way to honor those poor boys-by using their death in such a manner. sheesh
        kvh32055
        • 1 Year Ago
        @kkrystalkat
        Maybe you need to have mommy read the article to you? Pay close attention to para. 4 where it says "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. "
      Mark
      • 1 Year Ago
      My Mother is 75 and when I ride with her I'm a nervous wreak, but she's never had an accident and has always driven' large cars. She's only Five foot tall, Drive a Lincoln Town Now.
      jpweg5
      • 1 Year Ago
      Better ban those damn guns, 11 people killed in head on crashes over the weekend, We know guns cause all deaths. Not drunks , or morons, or the "mentally Challenged" (crazies).
        BRUCE
        • 1 Year Ago
        @jpweg5
        Well at least ban you from having one...your attitude is way to negative to be responsible with one.
          • 1 Year Ago
          @BRUCE
          I wouldn't want one its attitudes like yours that is screwing up this country
      kgproduction
      • 1 Year Ago
      nothing good happens on the streets after midnight. just sayin
      RockNHula
      • 1 Year Ago
      From having investigated many DUI cases, I can say that the wrong way drivers are so drunk they don't lnow what they are doing, and sometimes have passed out behind the wheel. Drunk drivers who have survived crashes have said they knew they were too drunk to drive, but just wanted to get home. The secret is, if away from home and you find yourself too drunk to drive, jump in the back seat and sleep it off--oh, that is after the car is safely parked.
      lsoxchance
      • 1 Year Ago
      How many of you took the time to call 911 how many have ever taken that time to call for HELP. Two accidents involving wrong ways this weekend. It just takes a few minutes. If you called you wont feel guilty but if didnt and bothered just tape please call not just video it. REALLY WHILE YOUR DRIVING.
      Mr. Golf
      • 1 Year Ago
      Glad to see they took up that collection. It seems in this country no matter what happens to someone, there is always someone else that thinks that money should be given to them and that it fixes everything.
        Brett
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Mr. Golf
        Mr. Goof - no one said money "fixes everything". Smarten up!
        douttfire
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Mr. Golf
        No...see when your child turns 18 and is out of the house and does not have a family yet, chances are, as a parent, you don't think your child needs life insurance. Burials are expensive and in the midst of a parent's grief, that should not be an added burden. We all helplessly watched that video. So if the only thing besides our prayers and condolences, we can send, is a few dollars, then it gives those of us not related to the victims, a sense of connection.
      ricardolegrand
      • 1 Year Ago
      Same day a truck from Brazil near Mendoza (Argentina) drove 10 Km on the wrong side of a highway and colided with a bus lilling 19 people.
        merstockgto
        • 1 Year Ago
        @ricardolegrand
        Say no more, Brazil
        malur6
        • 1 Year Ago
        @ricardolegrand
        Hi The truck's plate was from brazil but the driver was from Uruguay. So sad. Bernie
      • 1 Year Ago
      Living in Florida I have seen COUNTLESS accidents and NOT ONE was caused by elderly drivers . In my 40's I am not elderly (too some that might be old, lol) thus not a lobbyist for older drivers but the most reckless , depraved drivers I have ever seen get into accidents have not been old.
        desmoi225
        • 1 Year Ago
        I agree. Elderly drivers drive slow. Most of their accidents occur because they mistake the accelerator pedal for the brake. Occasionally they will go through a store front window or a home. You never see them involved in anything on 95 or any of the other main thoroughfares except for being stopped for going 25 in a 65 zone.
        stannsac2
        • 1 Year Ago
        There are many poor drivers of ALL age groups on the road. But, when was the last time your heard someone admit they are? Almost never. The very worst are very new and very old drivers. New young drivers will usually get better. Older drivers will never do anything but get WORSE as they lose sight, hearing ability and motor/ reaction skills. I can tell you that in Arizona during the winter, if they made these "snowbirds" do a road test,many would fail miserably and they could save time by having them do an eye exam first. Many of them have no business driving at all. After 60,you should need to renew every two years. Foolish/drunk/high/suicidal drivers make the news but the truth is drivers over 60 pose a far greater threat to the driving public than even new teen drivers.
        mikegotcha123
        • 1 Year Ago
        Boy are you wrong. Right here in the Tampa area a few weeks ago, an elderly lady ran over a group of people killing 3. She was in the wrong gear and the accelerator stuck..LOL Yeah..right.. It happens all of the time here in Fla.
      s5cat2dog
      • 1 Year Ago
      Good thing none of them smoked cigarettes.
      Hi
      • 1 Year Ago
      I know for fact a person that dose not know the roads well can make a mistake by going the wrong way.
        merstockgto
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Hi
        They are usually impaired
        Mark
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Hi
        I don't Man? Going the wrong way you notice pretty quick you screwed up or like some say wanted to die. Why get others involved? Crazy world were living in.
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