On early Sunday morning, Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson, 26, and his ride-share driver were killed on Indianapolis’s Interstate 70 when a black Ford F-150 driven by a drunk driver rammed into them as they stood on the emergency shoulder.
The driver of the truck had a blood-alcohol level that was almost twice the legal limit and was driving without a license. He attempted to flee the scene on foot but was arrested by police. The driver identified himself as 37-year-old Alex Cabrera Gonsales, but that’s an alias. His real name is Manuel Orrego-Savala.
The suspect hails from Guatemala and is in the United States illegally. He has been deported twice, once in 2007 and again in 2009. Orrego-Savala has an Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainer against him. He told officers he is a Mexican immigrant.
According to police reports, Jackson and his driver, 54-year-old Jeffrey Monroe, were standing outside the vehicle on the shoulder because Jackson wasn’t feeling well. When Orrego-Savala hit their car, one of the men went flying into the center lane of the freeway. A state trooper was driving by and spotted the crash just as a vehicle in front of him made an evasive maneuver. Horrifyingly, the trooper couldn’t react quickly enough as he slowed and ran over one of the victims. According to the Daily Mail, it isn’t known if that was Jackson or Monroe.
This marks yet another incident of lawbreaking and endangerment by an illegal alien. Michelle Malkin reacted on Twitter with a series of tweets indicating how activists in Indianapolis have been pushing for sanctuary city status and how local law enforcement has been pushing back against ICE detainers:
The Colts issued a tribute to its fallen player online: