Horrific Florida wrong-way crash caught on video; 5 dead

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A video taken by a driver going south on I-275 shows a vehicle traveling on the wrong side of the highway before colliding with another car and bursting into flames.

Two wrong-way crashes, at opposite ends of the nation, have left 11 people dead in Florida and California, officials said. In Florida, the fiery head-on collision was caught on dramatic video, capturing the violence of the crash.

In the Florida collision, a sports utility vehicle was traveling the wrong way on Interstate 275 around 2 a.m. Sunday when it hit a Hyundai Sonata, which was carrying four members of the fraternity Sigma Beta Rho at the University of South Florida in Tampa. The SUV driver was also killed, marking the fifth fatality, according to Florida Highway Patrol.

Officials said it was unclear whether alcohol was involved in the Florida crash.

La Times