An Indianapolis prosecutor on Wednesday blasted U.S. President Donald Trump for bringing politics into the case of a twice-deported man charged in a drunk-driving crash that killed an Indianapolis Colts football player.
Investigators said Jackson, 26, and his Uber driver, 54-year-old Jeffrey Monroe, were standing outside Monroe's auto along Interstate 70 when they were struck early Sunday by a pickup truck driven by Orrego-Savala.
The 37-year-old Orrego-Savala was convicted in 2005 for driving under the influence in California.
"Williams says it made him "sick" to see Trump using Jackson's death as a rallying cry for his immigration policy ... since the guy who allegedly killed Jackson was living in the US illegally".
"We must do more to get these risky illegal immigrant criminals off of our streets, and guarantee this never happens again by building a wall, ending sanctuary cities, and stopping illegal immigration once and for all", Indiana Rep. Todd Rokita said in a statement.
Orrego-Savala attempted to flee the scene of the accident on foot, but he was immediately apprehended by Indiana State Police and is now being held in county jail. The driver, Jeffrey Monroe, and passenger, Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson, were standing outside their vehicle when Orrego-Zavalas' truck hit them. Troopers located him on the ramp to Holt Road and stopped him, at which point he reportedly admitted he was the driver of the truck.
He was briefly in court on Tuesday for an "advisement of rights" appearance ahead of his initial hearing, which will be held on Wednesday in Marion County Circuit Court.
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I just seen on my phone one of my former teammates Edwin Jackson was killed by a drunk driver.
Manuel Orrego-Savala, who is from Guatemala and has twice been deported from the US, is charged with causing death while driving intoxicated and leaving the scene of an accident. Federal and county prosecutors spell his name as "Orrego-Zavala" in charging documents, but his attorney said his name is spelled Orrego-Savala, a spelling listed among his aliases in the federal documents. "We also thank Mr. Irsay and the entire Colts organization for allowing Edwin to fulfill his dream of playing the game that he worked so hard for and loved immensely".
Investigators say they believe Orrego-Savala was intoxicated.
A little more than two years later, in March 2009, he was again arrested in San Francisco and then deported that May. Monroe and Jackson were pronounced dead at the scene.
Appearing before a judge on Tuesday, Orrego-Savala said: "I don't know why I'm here", claiming that he wasn't the one driving the vehicle in the crash despite police saying he had a blood alcohol content level that was three times the legal limit.
Manuel Orrego-Savala, left, and Edwin Jackson. "This is a great loss for the entire IN community". The Colts said in a statement Sunday, Feb. 4, 3018, that the team is "heartbroken" by Jackson's death.