2018-02-05 01:19:58 UTC
Edwin Jackson, Indianapolis Colts linebacker, killed by suspected drunk
Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson was killed Sunday after being
hit by a suspected drunk driver, the NFL team confirmed just hours before
the Super Bowl.
We were heartbroken to hear the news of Edwin Jacksons passing, the
Colts said in a statement. Edwin was loved by all in the Colts
organization. We admired his outgoing personality, competitive spirit and
Jackson, according to the team, was well-respected among all with whom he
crossed paths, and he will be greatly missed in our locker room and
throughout our entire organization.
The 26-year-old linebacker was hit just before 4 a.m. on Sunday on
Interstate 70 in Indiana, Fox 59 reported.
Jackson, along with 54-year-old Jeffrey Monroe, who was believed to be
Jackson's ride-share driver, were standing outside their 2018 Lincoln when
a Ford F-150 pickup truck drove onto the emergency shoulder and hit them
both, police said in a press release.
Authorities said the driver identified as Alex Cabrera Gonsales, 37
hit them, then tried to run away on foot but was quickly captured. State
police believe Gonsales "was intoxicated and driving without a license. He
was transported to the Marion County Jail," and the toxicology test
results are pending.
State police said they believe Monroe pulled the car over on I-70 because
Jackson became sick, and got out of the vehicle to help the NFL player.
Jackson signed to the Colts practice squad in December 2015, and was
placed on injured reserve by the team in September 2017.
Friends and fans of the NFL player took to Twitter to share their memories
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