Donald Trump calls NFL player Edwin Jackson's death 'disgraceful'

Donald Trump calls NFL player Edwin Jackson's death 'disgraceful'

Indiana State Police say the man accused of hitting and killing a Colts player and an Uber driver along Interstate 70 over the weekend was extremely intoxicated, had no driver's license and was in the country illegally after two previous deportations. The 26-year-old died Sunday along with 54-year-old-old Jeffrey Monroe when they were struck by a pickup truck along Interstate 70 in Indianapolis.

Trump was not the only GOP politician to use Jackson's death to renew calls for increased security along the southern USA border with Mexico. The sheriff's office did not report him to ICE at that time because they were not legally required to do so for that offense, according to a news release.

County authorities gave the suspect's name as Orrego-Savala, but the USA attorney's office identified him as Orrego-Zavala.

Investigators said Jackson, 26, and his Uber driver, 54-year-old Jeffrey Monroe, were standing outside Monroe's vehicle along Interstate 70 when they were struck early Sunday by a pickup truck driven by Orrego-Savala.

Orrego-Savala's blood alcohol level was 0.239 at the time of the crash - three times the legal limit - The Indianapolis Star reported, citing a probable cause affidavit.

The two most serious charges each carry maximum sentence of up to 20 years in prison.

The crash highlights the need for building a U.S. -Mexico border wall, "ending sanctuary cities and stopping illegal immigration once and for all", he said in a statement.

Federal prosecutors spell his name as Orrego-Zavala, but the federal criminal compliant lists "Orrego-Savala" as among his aliases, according to the Associated Press.

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U.S. Attorney Josh Minkler announced the change Tuesday night, ahead of an expected announcement Wednesday on possible state charges against 37-year-old Manuel Orrego-Savala.

"I was very saddened to hear of the passing of Indianapolis [Colts] linebacker Edwin Jackson", Vice President Mike Pence tweeted Monday night. Trump called on Democrats to "get tough on the Border, and with illegal immigration, FAST!"

"We are disheartened that ghoulish and inappropriate public commentary has politicized this tragedy", the Democratic prosecutor said in a statement. Jackson and Monroe were both pronounced dead early Sunday morning in a tragedy that has shaken the entire Colts family. "We will simply seek justice on behalf of the families of those two victims".

In October 2006, he was arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement in San Francisco and deported in January 2007, according to the complaint. He notes that Orrego-Savala has been living in IN for several years and doing construction work in the Indianapolis area.

In a second tweet, he added, "My prayers and best wishes are with the family of Edwin Jackson, a wonderful young man whose life was so senselessly taken. This obviously happened so unexpectedly", Atlanta attorney Daniel Meachum said. Indianapolis television station WRTV reported that Orrego-Savala told the judge through an interpreter: "I wasn't driving the auto". 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. He was charged in Marion County on Wednesday with four felony counts.

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 vehicle".

Orrego-Savala's only responses in court were answering through an interpreter as the judge explained the proceedings and charges. "I don't know why I am here", he was quoted as saying by WIBC.

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