TAMPA, Fla - 4 University of South Florida students have been identified in the early morning crash that killed 5 people.
Jobin Joy Kuriakose, Ankeet Harshad Patel, Imtiyaz Ilias and Dammie Yesudhas all died this morning in the accident on I-275.
The 4 students traveling northbound in a Hyundai Sonata on I-275 collided head-on with a Ford Expedition traveling the wrong way on the highway. The driver of the Expedition also died on the crash.
Due to extensive fire damage to the driver of the Expedition, the identity of the driver cannot be released at this time.
It is unknown at this time when the Expedition entered the highway going the wrong way and if drugs or alcohol played a factor in the crash.
USF students react to the tragedy
A dark cloud hangs over the campus of the University of South Florida on Sunday.
"Everyone's just shocked. Like four USF students killed like that," USF student Mikayla Zafir said. She's knows Imtiyaz "Jim" llias, one of four USF students killed in an horrific crash on I-275 early Sunday morning.
"Was a really good kid, he was an amazing kid. My condolences to his brother, his brother and his family everyone who was involved in this tragedy." Zafir said
It's a tragedy that's still sending shockwaves through the USF campus. "It's just a real tragedy whenever you loose guys on campus. It makes you think about your own mortality." USF student Jacob Pedrero said. "Makes you think about that could be me. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and the brothers of that fraternity as well."
"It's terrifying. It could've been you, it could've been him, it could've been anyone that you know." USF Sophomore Melissa Garzon said.
The four killed were part of the Sigma Beta Rho fraternity. Hailey Fligelman belongs to a sorority and knows how devastating a loss like this can be to the greek community. "I know from personal experience if it was one of my sorority sisters, no matter how close I am with them, no matter how close I may not be, it would just shake my reality." Fligelman said. "Like someone I was talking to yesterday is gone now. Kind of reevaluates what's important to you in life."
The fraternity is in the early stages of planning a memorial for the men killed and say it will most likely take place Thursday on the USF campus.