Family of driver that caused fatal Florida crash speaks out
9:46 PM, Feb 12, 2014
(WXYZ) - The family of the Michigan man who was behind the wheel when that deadly wrong way crash happened on a Florida interstate is speaking out.
Five people died in the crash on Sunday. Police say 28-year-old Daniel Morris was speeding the wrong way down interstate 275 in a friend's SUV when he slammed head-on into a car carrying four university of South Florida fraternity brothers.
All five were killed in the fiery crash.
7 Action News sat down with his mom and step dad who said they want to set the record straight.
They say he would have never been on suicide mission and would have never been drunk behind the wheel of a car.
His step dad says Morris must have been given something during a party he attended before the crash.
No one knows why morris entered the interstate in the wrong direction.
Troopers are trying to determine if drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash. Toxicology reports will take six to eight weeks to return.