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Wrong-Way Crashes Leave 11 People Dead
Two wrong-way crashes in the US have left 11 people dead, including four University of South Florida fraternity brothers, officials said.
In one of the accidents, an SUV traveling the wrong way on a Florida interstate collided head-on with a sedan, which was carrying the four members of the fraternity Sigma Beta Rho.
The SUV driver was also killed, though he was not identified because of his extensive injuries.
"Mere words cannot convey the depth of shock and sadness this terrible event brings to all who knew and cherished these wonderful young men," University president Judy Genshaft said in a statement.
In the other crash, a woman is accused of driving the wrong way on a road in California, causing a crash that left six people dead.
Four people died at the scene in a suburb east of Los Angeles, while two people were pronounced dead at hospital.
The suspect, 21-year-old Olivia Culbreath, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and manslaughter.
She was allegedly travelling east on westbound lanes on a freeway on Sunday when her red Chevy Camaro collided head-on with a Ford Explorer.
A Ford Freestyle then collided with the Explorer.
Three people were thrown from their cars and the red Chevy Camaro driven by Culbreath was mangled.
"It's horrific," California Highway Patrol Officer Rodrigo Jimenez told KABC-TV.
The freeway remained closed for several hours as police removed the wreckage and carried out their investigation.
It had been reopened by Sunday evening.
Culbreath was taken to hospital in serious condition with a broken femur and a ruptured bladder
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