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Wrong-way crash on I-4 kills driver, injures another

A 52-year-old man was killed Monday in a wrong-way collision on Interstate 4 east at South Street, according to Orlando police.
Police said Orlando Rivera was pronounced dead at the scene and the other driver was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. Rivera was previously the pastor of Northland Church.

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I-4 east at Kaley Avenue was closed as traffic homicide investigators worked to determine the circumstances surrounding the crash. The roadway reopened at about 7 a.m.

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The name of the injured driver has not been released.
The Florida Department of Transportation said at the time it was implementing enhanced signage and pavement marking standards for exit ramps. The system alerts troopers’ cellphones within minutes when a driver enters through an exit ramp.
There are currently no plans to add wrong-way detection devices, such as flashing lights, along I-4.

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