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USF, MADD team up to fight drunk driving

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The horrific images of the wrong-way Interstate 275 crash still haunt USF's campus.

"It was a big tragedy, we're still feeling impact on campus now," said senior Brandon Lomba.

Daniel Morris, 28, was drunk and had pot in his system when he slammed head-on into four USF students last month.

They all died right there on the highway.

"It could have been anyone of us, that's how students see it," Lomba said.

So Friday, hundreds of students joined others in the community to honor and remember those victims, along with others of drunk driving crashes, by joining in the 7th annual Walk Like MADD event on campus.

"How realistic the dangers of drinking and driving is because I don't think they still realize it," said Linda Unfried, the co-founder of the Hillsborough County Chapter of MADD.

"A lot of students are involved in that, I hope that having this event here will raise awareness right here," Lomba said.

Walkers held signs, some wore outfits in memory of loved ones, everyone taking each step with a purpose.

"This is about the victim, it's not about us," said Sophomore Miguel Labrador.

"I'll be thinking about those four guys that passed away last month and their families as well," Lomba said.

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