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Details Emerge From Accident That Killed Colts LB Edwin Jackson

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The Indianapolis linebacker was killed by an apparent drunk driver.

Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson was killed in a car accident today. He was 26.

The former Georgia Southern standout was killed by an apparent drunk driver. He was one of two people to perish in the crash.

Details have emerged from the tragic accident. Jackson and another man were reportedly standing on the side of a highway went they were hit by the suspected drunk driver.

The Indy Star has the details:

According to the Indiana State Police, the crash happened shortly before 4 a.m. Sunday along the westbound lanes of I-70, just west of Holt Road.

Police said Jackson and 54-year-old Jeffrey Monroe of Avon were standing near a stopped vehicle when a black Ford F-150 pickup truck drove onto the emergency shoulder and struck them both.

Investigators believe that Monroe was a ride sharing operator who pulled to the side of the road and got out of the car to assist Jackson, 26, who became ill.

The suspect reportedly attempted to flee the scene on foot.

The driver of the pickup truck, identified as 37-year-old Alex Cabrera Gonsales of Indianapolis, tried to flee the scene on foot.

He was apprehended shortly after on the ramp to Holt Road by Mays, police said.

Jackson, a former walk-on at Georgia Southern, had been with the Colts for two seasons. He played a lot in 2016, but was sidelined this past season with an injury.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims' families and friends. May they rest in peace.