Police: Suspected drunk driver that killed Colts player was illegal immigrant

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Police say a man being held in a suspected drunken driving crash that killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson has twice been deported from the U.S.

Indiana State Police said Monday that 37-year-old Manuel Orrego-Savala is a citizen of Guatemala and gave officers a fake name following the Sunday accident.

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Investigators say he’s in U.S. illegally and was deported in 2007 and 2009. He remained in the Marion County Jail on Monday.

Police say the 26-year-old Jackson and 54-year-old Jeffrey Monroe were standing outside their car along Interstate 70 in Indianapolis when they were hit and killed by a pickup truck being driven by Orrego-Savala.

Police say they believe Orrego-Savala was intoxicated and driving without a license. Police say they’re working with prosecutors on potential criminal charges.

Congressman and Senate candidate Todd Rokita issued the following statement upon hearing this news:


  1. More and more reports of illegal immigrants actions causing death to Americans are in the news. If this isn’t making everyone’s blood boil I don’t know what will. These stories usually run for one news cycle. Yet, we’re still hearing russian collusion allegations when there’s no evidence to support it. The lopsidedness of news coverage is disheartening. Allowing criminals a path to citizenship is ridiculous. WOWO please continue investigating these kinds of stories. The public deserves to hear the truth with more depthful analysis.


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