5 killed in wrong way crash in southwest Florida

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a sport utility vehicle traveling the wrong way on a Florida interstate collided head-on with a sedan, killing five people, including four fraternity brothers at the University of South Florida.

The accident happened on Interstate 275 in Tampa around 2 a.m. Sunday. The SUV was going the wrong way and hit a Hyundai Sonata, which was carrying four members of the fraternity Sigma Beta Rho. The SUV driver was also killed.

University president Judy Genshaft said in a statement that mere words cannot convey the shock and sadness this terrible event brings to all who knew and cherished these wonderful young men.

Sigma Beta Rho is planning an on-campus memorial service later in the week.

Authorities are investigating the crash.

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