The man who killed Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson in an accident has been identified.
More information on the death of Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson has been released. The 26-year-old NFL player died in a car accident early Sunday morning.
Police have identified the man who hit Jackson and another man on the side of the road in Indianapolis. He is an illegal immigrant.
Detectives have determined the driver of the Ford F-150 was using the alias Alex Cabrera Gonsales. His given name is Manuel Orrego-Savala and he a citizen of Guatemala by birth. 37 year old Orrego-Savala is in the United States illegally and has previously been deported on two occasions, in 2007 and again in 2009. State police investigators are working with U.S. Federal Immigration Officials and they have placed a hold on Orrego-Savala.
He has been arrested and is being held in the Marion County Jail. Investigators will work with the Marion County Prosecutor's Office to file criminal charges in this case. This continues to be an ongoing investigation and there is no further information available at this time.
Jackson and Jeffrey Monroe, 54, were both killed when they were struck by the driver of the F-150 truck. It is believed that Monroe was an Uber driver and Jackson was his passenger.
Investigators think that Monroe pulled over at some point during the ride as Jackson became sick. They were hit on the emergency shoulder.
Orrego-Savala reportedly fled the scene but was arrested shortly after.