Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson has died after being hit by a suspected drink driver in Indiana on Sunday.
Jackson, 26, was one of two people killed in the incident when they were struck by a vehicle while standing on the roadside.The man accused of killing Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and another man is a Guatemalan immigrant who was in the country illegally and using an alias, according to police.
Jackson began his NFL career with the Arizona Cardinals in 2015, according to pro-football-reference.com. After being cut by Arizona on Sept. 1, 2015, the Colts added Jackson to the practice squad on Dec. 8, 2015. Jackson signed a reserve/future contract with the Colts on Jan. 5, 2016.
Manuel Orrego-Savala told police his name was Alex Cabrera Gonsales when he was arrested Sunday morning after allegedly ramming a black Ford F-150 pickup truck onto the emergency shoulder of an Indianapolis highway, killing Jackson and Jeffrey Monroe, a 54-year-old from Avon.
The suspected drunk driver who killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson in a crash on the morning of the Super Bowl is a Guatemalan citizen who is in the U.S. illegally and has been deported twice, police revealed Monday.Orrego-Savala had a blood-alcohol level of at least .15, which is nearly twice the legal limit, police said.
It was not immediately clear when Orrego-Savala re-entered the U.S. after being deported in 2009. But Indiana State Police Sgt. John Perrine told Fox News that Orrego-Savala has used the Gonsales alias enough times “to create a paper trail.”
Orrego-Savala is currently being held at the Marion County Jail and police say they are working to file criminal charges.