11 Dead in Two Horrific Wrong-Way Crashes

Drinking may have been a factor in two deadly crashes in Tampa and Southern California.
3:00 | 02/10/14

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crashes, one on the west and east coast. Leaving 11 people dead. Both caused by cars going to wrong way, how and why these terrible accidents keep happening? ABC's David Kerley has the story. Reporter: It was so unbelievable. What is he doing? Reporter: An SUV speeding the wrong way on a Tampa highway. He's on the wrong side. Reporter: That this driver started recording. Only to capture the collision. Five dead here. Less than six hours later in southern California, a 21-year-old woman convicted of DUI four years ago and suspected of being drunk also drove the wrong way at high speed. That driver survived but her sister and five other people were killed. While wrong-way accidents account for a small fraction of all accidents, they're certain-times to be more deadly and 60% of the time it's a drunk driver traveling fast. 12k3w4r if it's a wrong way, no matter what speed it is, it's going to be a big crash. Reporter: But many times it's not drunk. Often the highway design is a problem. On and off ramps next to each other. Officials suggest lowering the wrong-way signs, make them bigger and a second set further up the runway. To cut the number times of this happens. David Kerley, ABC news, Washington.

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