Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson was killed early Sunday morning after getting hit by a automobile that was being operated by a suspected drunken driver with a suspended license.
Jackson was 26.
The alleged drunken driver was in a black Ford F-150 truck and drove onto the shoulder of a highway the place Jackson was standing together with 54-year-old Jeffery Monroe, based on the Indianapolis Star.
Investigators consider that Monroe, who was additionally killed within the crash, was a ride-sharing driver and had pulled over to let Jackson out of the automobile as a result of he was getting sick.
A trooper was driving by the world moments earlier than the crash and observed “a car in entrance of him make an evasive maneuver to the left,” Sgt. John Perrine informed The Star.
“As he slowed to cease for the crash he struck the physique of the sufferer within the middle lane,” Perrine added.
Alex Cabrera Gonsales, the 37-year-old driver of the Ford pickup, jumped out of his car and tried to flee however was apprehended not removed from the scene.
Jackson, who attended Georgia Southern College, joined the Colts in January of 2016 after signing with the follow squad a month earlier.
The Colts launched a press release on Jackson’s demise afterward Sunday.
“It’s with a heavy coronary heart that we share the lack of one among our personal,” the group wrote. “Edwin Jackson at all times introduced a smile to our locker room and the neighborhood. Our ideas are along with his household and pals throughout this tough time.
“We’ll miss him drastically.”
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