Deadly car accidents in SoCal and Florida

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DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (AP)

A suspected drunk driver sped the wrong way on a Southern California freeway, causing a pre-dawn crash that killed six people.

The California Highway Patrol says 21-year-old Olivia Culbreath of Fontana was arrested Sunday on suspicion of driving under the influence and manslaughter after being pulled from a badly mangled Chevy Camaro on State Route 60.

CHP Officer Rodrigo Jimenez said the crash scene in this suburb east of Los Angeles was horrific. Three people were ejected from their cars and the Camaro was barely recognizable.

Authorities said Culbreath was traveling north in the southbound lanes of State Route 57 before transitioning east in the westbound lanes of State Route 60, where the collisions began.

Witnesses told dispatchers the Camaro was speeding up to 100 mph.

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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