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

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(Photos supplied/Indiana State Police)

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.

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:

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  1. I lost a friend to an illegal who was drunk and had cocaine in his system. No license and no insurance. My friend would have survived but the dirt bag backed up and ran over him again when he was fleeing. There are other violent crimes committed by people here illegally. Maybe the politicians soft on crime and fighting to flood the country with illegals should experience what all these families went through and are going through.

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