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Memorial service, vigil to honor USF students killed in crash

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It's going to be an emotional day at USF, as friends and family will gather to honor four students who were killed in a wrong-way crash over the weekend.

The collision killed Jobin Kuriakose, Ankeet Patel, Imtiyaz "Jim" Ilias, and Dammie Yesudhas, as well as the other driver, identified as 28-year-old Daniel Lee Morris.

A memorial service is on the campus of USF Tampa at 3:30 p.m. near the MLK Plaza.

Morris missed several cars as he was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of I-275. The fraternity brothers were near the Busch Boulevard exit when Morris slammed into them head-on.

Some of the drivers he passed before that moment call 911.

"Hi, I just wanted to report that we are heading on 275 northbound. We just passed mile marker 57, and there is a vehicle careening southbound in the northbound lanes," one caller said.

"He's going to hit somebody; there's a lot of traffic coming, hold on," another one said.

Dispatchers tracked the SUV for about four and a half minutes before the crash happened. The Florida Highway Patrol is still trying to figure out how Morris got on the interstate, how far he went, and what led to this fatal accident.

There will be a candlelight vigil this evening following the memorial service.

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