Suspect in Colts player's crash death deported twice

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The suspected drunken driver accused of hitting and killing Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson has been living in the country illegally and did not have a driver's license, the Indiana State Police announced Monday.

Over the weekend, a twice-deported unlicensed, undocumented immigrant from Guatemala suspected of driving under the influence killed Indiana Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and another passenger. "We must do more to get these unsafe illegal immigrant criminals off our streets, build a wall & put an end to illegal immigration".

Trump sent out another tweet expressing his condolences to Jackson's family, describing him as "a wonderful young man". As president, he has threatened to withhold federal funding to cities with sanctuary city policies. Matt_Kryger/Indy_Star Indianapolis Colts inside linebacker Edwin Jackson (53) celebrates after a third down stop against the Houston Texans during the second half at Lucas Oil Stadium on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016. As they stood outside the vehicle, Manuel Orrego-Savala allegedly plowed his Ford F-150 through them.

Jackson, 26, and Monroe, 54, were standing outside Monroe's vehicle along I-70 after Jackson became ill while Monroe was transporting him for the ride-hailing company, police said.

Jackson was hit by a pickup truck on Sunday morning while he was standing on the shoulder of a highway in Indiana. Orrego-Savala's blood alcohol level was 0.239 at the time of the crash - three times the legal limit.

Orrego-Savala was arrested and is being held in the Marion County Jail, police said. Officials believe he was drunk at the time of the accident and tried to flee the scene.

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In court this morning, Orrega-Savala said through a court interpreter that he wasn't driving the auto, WRTV reported.

Scott Rolston of Whitestown Police said the department generally would not communicate with ICE for a typical traffic stop.

Charges are pending. Orrega-Savala's initial hearing is set for Wednesday, WRTV reported.

One of the two victims was thrown into the center lane of I-70 during the crash, ISP Sgt. John Perrine said in a statement. The man, Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, was found not guilty of murder in the case.

The 6-foot, 234-pound Jackson previously played for the Arizona Cardinals. Jackson and Monroe were pronounced dead at the scene.

He sat out the 2017 season on injured reserve.

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