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Costs have been filed in crash that killed Colts linebacker

10 February 2018, 05:56 | Colleen Roy

Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson 26 was killed Sunday

Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson walks off the field following an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans in Indianapolis. Jackson 26 was one of two men killed when a suspected drunken driv

Manuel Orrego-Savala, wearing an orange jail suit during a court appearance, was charged with two counts of failing to remain at the scene of an accident and two counts of causing death while operating a vehicle above the legal alcohol limit.

Indiana State Police identified the suspected driver as Manuel Orrego-Savala, 37, an undocumented immigrant who is a Guatemalan citizen. Police said he drove a pickup truck that crashed into a vehicle stopped along Interstate 70 on Sunday, killing Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and Jeffrey Monroe, an Uber driver.

Police said after the truck hit them, Orrego-Savala then tried to flee the scene on foot before being arrested.

A test showed his blood-alcohol content was almost three times Indiana's legal limit of.08. Orrego-Savala has been deported twice, according to IN state police.

Republican U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita said Monday in a statement after police released details on Orrego-Savala that "the loss of life at the hands of illegal immigrant criminals should make all Hoosiers sad and ultimately angry". The attorney noted his client has been living and doing construction work in the Indianapolis area for several years. Always happy. always uplifting. always humble.he was a true shining light on this earth.Such an incredibly sad day for anybody who has ever been lucky enough to be around or befriend Edwin Jackson.

"I didn't know anything about him until I started getting the calls this morning", Wagstaffe said, adding that Orrego-Savala's case files have been "long destroyed" after the county transitioned to an electronic record-keeping system.

Prosecutors have charged an immigrant who was living illegally in IN in a drunken-driving crash that killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and his Uber driver.




The judge set his bond at $200,000 after entering a not guilty plea on his behalf, and charged him with four felonies.

Investigators say the suspect, 37-year-old Manuel Orrego-Savala, has twice been deported from the US and was illegally living in the country at the time of Sunday's crash in Indianapolis. Orrego-Savala had a prior conviction for driving under the influence, and had been deported twice, according to officials.

Additionally, he has also been charged with "illegally reentering the country after being deported". The two most serious counts each carry maximum sentences of up to 20 years in prison. They say he was again living illegally in the U.S.

When Orrego-Savala appeared Tuesday before a judge who advised him of his rights, he told the judge through an interpreter: "I wasn't driving the auto".

Police in Whitestown, Ind. pulled over Orrego-Savala after he failed to stop at a stop sign, reports the Indianapolis Star.

He was briefly in court on Tuesday for an "advisement of rights" appearance ahead of his initial hearing, which will be held on Wednesday in Marion County Circuit Court.



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