Wrong-Way Crash On I-275 Kills Five In Tampa

Florida Highway Patrol announced a deadly wrong-way accident that killed five people on I-275.

The crash happened at roughly 2a.m. Sunday morning when an SUV going the wrong way on I-275 smashed head-one into a sedan.

Four of the deceased were Sigma Beta Rho fraternaty brothers from University of South Florida riding in the sedan, a Hyundai Sonata.

The driver of the SUV was also killed in the collision and the force and intense heat from the head on crash has so far made it impossible to identify the driver of the SUV.

Florida Highway Patrol is continuing an investigation into the crash, but have not yet released any details, including the reason that the driver of SUV was heading the wrong way on the freeway.

The identities of the four killed in the sedan are, 21 year old Dammie Yesudhas, 21 year old Jobin Kuriakose, 22 year old Ankeet Patel, and 20 year old Imtiyaz Ilias.

The crash forced the closure of 275 for several hours while police completed crash-site investigations, and the wreckage was cleared.

Judy Genshaft, president of USF announced that the university would be offering counseling services for students distressed by the deaths of their classmates.