ORLANDO, Fla. -- A Central Florida pastor died after an early morning crash which investigators believe may have been a wrong way collision.

The suspected driver is in the hospital.

  • Crash occurred on I-4 EB
  • Orlando Rivera, 52, dies on scene
  • Investigation continues

The incident happened on I-4 eastbound, shutting down the roadway between Kaley and Gore before South Street for hours. Westbound travel was unaffected.

According to the Orlando Police Department, two cars were involved in the crash around 3 a.m. in a possible head-on/wrong-way accident.

One of the drivers, 52-year-old Orlando Rivera, a former pastor of Northland Church in Longwood, died at the scene. Medics transported the other driver to ORMC with life-threatening injuries.

The Longwood Church on their Facebook page said, "We are grieving with the Rivera family."

Traffic cones diverted travel off the interstate at Kaley Street and police tape blocked the corresponding entrance ramp to I-4 for while investigators worked the crash scene.

The investigation continues.