Indianapolis Colts linebacker, Edwin Jackson was killed by an illegal immigrant

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 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.