NFL celebrity Edwin Jackson ‘killed by illegal immigrant’:
An NFL celebrity’s death by an alleged drunk-driver has sparked a political row after it appeared that the defendant was in the united states illegally.
Indiana authorities say the motorist who murdered NFL participant Edwin Jackson was a Guatemalan who was deported twice.
Manuel Orrego-Savala, 37, was drunk when he crashed his car into Jackson, 26, along with also an Uber driver standing by the roadside, killing both.
The Indianapolis Colts are mourning the loss of the linebacker on Sunday.
Based on Indiana State Police, Mr. Orrego-Savala is a Guatemalan citizen who had been deported from the US in 2007 and 2009.
The pickup truck driver allegedly fled the scene of the wreck, also gave an alias when detained.
Police Sgt John Perrine said in a statement: “Orrego-Savala is in the United States illegally and has previously been deported on two occasions, in 2007 and again in 2009.
“State police investigators are working with US Federal Immigration Officials and they have placed a hold on Orrego-Savala.”