A man being held in a suspected drunken-driving crash that killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and his Uber driver has been twice deported from the USA - a revelation an in congressman said Monday should anger "all Americans".
Manuel Orrego-Savala, 37, was arrested early Sunday morning after driving his pick-up truck while drunk and killing National Football League linebacker Edwin Jackson and ride-sharing operator Jeffrey Monroe.
Aside from his two prior deportations, Orrego-Savala was convicted in 2005 for driving under the influence in Redwood City, California, according to ICE.
Indiana State Police identified the suspected driver as Manuel Orrego-Savala, 37, an undocumented immigrant who is a Guatemalan citizen.
As was previously reported, Orrego-Savala had been previously deported out of the US on two separate occasions.
Orrego-Savala is charged with two counts each of causing death while driving intoxicated and leaving the scene of an accident.
The crash occurred about 4 a.m. Sunday off Interstate 70 in Indianapolis and also killed Uber driver Jeffrey Monroe.
Jackson, who grew up in Atlanta, started eight games for the Colts during the 2016 season, finishing third on the team with 61 tackles.
He is now being held in the Marion County (Indiana) jail, and police are working with U.S. federal immigration officials to determine their next step.
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He was set to appear in court again on Wednesday. Indianapolis television station WRTV reported that Orrego-Savala told the judge through an interpreter: "I wasn't driving the vehicle".
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.
Instead, Williams says Trump needs to focus on the drunk driving problem in America - since the suspect was allegedly almost three times the legal limit when he struck and killed Jackson.
In announcing those charges, Curry criticized Trump and others for focusing on Orrego-Savala's immigration status rather than the tragedy of two lost lives.
Just learned about the passing of one of my favorite teammates.
Manuel Orrega-Savala, the suspected driver of the F-150, first fled the scene on foot, police say.
Manuel Orrego-Savala, who is from Guatemala and has twice been deported from the USA, is charged with causing death while driving intoxicated and leaving the scene of an accident.
Investigators said they believe Orrego-Savala was intoxicated at the time of the IN crash. Both men got out of the vehicle and were struck by the pickup. Jackson and Monroe were both pronounced dead early Sunday morning in a tragedy that has shaken the entire Colts family.
"My prayers and best wishes are with the family of Edwin Jackson, a wonderful young man whose life was so senselessly taken", Trump added Tuesday.