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USF fraternity starts fund to pay for funerals of 4 killed by wrong-way driver

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USF sorority raises funds for crash victims on Tuesday. USF sorority raises funds for crash victims on Tuesday.
TAMPA, FL (WFLA) -

Members of the USF community are raising money to help the families of four fraternity members who were killed in a wrong-way crash on I-275 Sunday morning.

The accident occurred just after 2 a.m. on Interstate 275 near the Busch Blvd Exit. Sigma Beta Rho Fraternity brothers, Jobin Kuriakose, Ankeet Patel, Dammie Yesudhas, and Imtiyaz "Jim" Ilias were killed when an SUV driven by Daniel Lee Morris, 28, of Tampa, hit their car head on. Morris also died at the scene.

On Tuesday, USF sorority Alpha Kappa Delta Phi hosted a fundraiser. They sold baked goods and gave out green ribbons to students in front of the library on campus.

"They were USF students, so it's really affected all of us. This morning in my genetics class we had a moment of silence for the victims," said Daniela Rubio, sorority sister.

There will be an on-campus memorial Thursday at 3:30 p.m. outside the Marshall Center.

The Sigma Beta Rho Fraternity is also raising money. The fraternity is asking for donations to be made to help pay for the costs of the four funerals. "We need $40,000 so every little bit counts," they write on their Facebook page.

Make your donations here: http://www.gofundme.com/6rm8hs


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