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Wrong-way drivers kills 11 in two states

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Wrong-way drivers kill 11 in Calif., Fla.

A wrong-way driver on a Southern California freeway was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after causing a pre-dawn crash with multiple vehicles Sunday that left six people dead, a highway patrol officer told the Los Angeles Times.

Olivia Culbreath, 21, of Fontana was arrested on suspicion of felony driving under the influence and felony manslaughter in connection with the 4:40 a.m. accident on the westbound Pomona Freeway in Diamond Bar, said Rod­rigo Jimenez, a California Highway Patrol spokesman.

The female driver was in serious condition at a Los Angeles County hospital. Authorities were seeking blood tests.

In Florida, authorities said a sport-utility vehicle traveling the wrong way on an interstate highway 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 about 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.

— Associated Press

Sisters of Iowa legislator killed

Two sisters of an Iowa state representative were found dead of gunshot wounds to the head in the Pittsburgh home they shared, and police are investigating the case as a double homicide.

The bodies of Susan Wolfe, 44, and Sarah Wolfe, 38, were found Friday in their basement.

A sister, Mary Wolfe, is an Iowa Democratic state representative who lives in Clinton. Her Web site says she is the oldest of eight children, six girls and two boys.

— Associated Press


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