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Unanswered questions surround deadly wrong-way crash

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Two days later, many questions remain about a fiery crash along Interstate 275 caused by a driver barreling down the wrong side of the highway.

The Florida High Way Patrol has not identified the driver, or where he got onto the interstate.

Another question: was the driver intentionally on the other side of the road?

The collision killed four USF students: Jobin Kuriakose, Ankeet Patel, Imtiyaz "Jim" Ilias, and Dammie Yesudhas.

The driver of a white Ford Explorer hit the car they were in head-on.

Answers to many questions about the driver of the SUV are not yet clear.

In the meantime, family and friends are dealing with the loss, and many are stepping up to help.

The shock of the crash will never leave Mohsin Hussain, the national president of the Sigma Beta Rho fraternity.

"Four young men, they were doing nothing wrong, just trying to get home," Hussain said.

He doesn't want families of the 20-somethings burdened with funeral costs.

"When it comes to losing a loved one, the last thing you want to think about is money and how you're going to arrange a funeral," Hussain said.

We spoke to him via Skype from New Jersey about the fundraising page he started on GoFundMe. He'd hoped for $40,000 for the four families.

The eyewitness video spread online and so far, 1,800 people have donated more than $65,000.

"It's been shocking to say the least, that the community was able to come together like it was," Hussain said.

FHP's investigation has been slowed by heavy damage to both vehicles. They want to know where the SUV entered the highway, where the driver was beforehand and whether drugs were involved.

Hussain was friends with 21-year-old victim Dammie Yesudhas. He last saw him three weeks ago.

"He liked to spread joy," said Hussain. "Everytime I saw him, it was always a hug and he would tell me how great it was to see me again."

Their fraternity celebrated multiculturalism. They're learning that they're not alone in their time of grief.

"It opened up people's eyes to how short life can be," he said.

At USF, hearts are heavy.

"It is not why, it is not how, it is how we remember them and that's what we've been focusing on. The other things are insignificant," said Raj Patel, the president of Sigma Beta Rho, the USF fraternity to which four of the crash victims belonged.

"I don't know them, I don't know their friends, but I feel for them," said freshman Haley Eckert.

Jimmy Kora knew Jobin Kuriakose from church and school.

"He was a great guy to talk to. My heart goes out to his brother and his family," he said.

The tragedy is felt across the state in Melbourne were two of the victims are from.

"My sister, she cry all day all day she never talks eat anything or nothing," said the uncle of Ankeet Patel.

Back here in Tampa Bay, there is a vigil planned for the four young men on Thursday at USF to remember four young men whose lives were cut short.

"Life really isn't promised," Kora said. "You don't understand that until something hits you close to home."

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