Published: Sat, February 10, 2018
Sport | By Floyd Cook

Suspect Charged With 4 Felonies in Edwin Jackson Death

Suspect Charged With 4 Felonies in Edwin Jackson Death

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".

Prosecutors announced on Wednesday that they are charging Manuel Orrego-Savala with four felonies in relation to a fatal auto crash where he was allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol.

Scott Rolston of Whitestown Police said the department generally would not communicate with ICE for a typical traffic stop.

The driver, Jeffrey Monroe, and passenger, Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson, were standing outside their vehicle when Orrego-Zavalas' truck hit them.

Indiana State Police identified the suspect as Manuel Orrego-Savala, a Guatemalan citizen who is in the USA illegally.

Federal authorities have filed a new immigration charge against a Guatemalan man suspected in a drunken-driving crash that killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and another man in Indiana.

Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay will pay for the funerals of Jackson and Monroe, a team spokesperson confirmed to CNN. Police said he gave them an alias at the scene - Alex Cabrera Gonsales - and attempted to flee on foot.

Indianapolis Colts player Edwin Jackson and his Uber driver were killed on February 4, 2018, by a motorist believed to be driving drunk.

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Investigators said they believe Orrego-Savala, who lives in Indianapolis, was intoxicated and driving without a license. Through a lawyer Wednesday, however, he said his correct name is Manuel Orrego-Savala, and a pretrial hearing was scheduled for March 27, the Indianapolis Star reported.

"He's very distraught to say the least", said his lawyer, Jorge Torres.

A breath test administered at the crash scene found that Orrego-Savala's blood-alcohol content was almost 0.24 percent, or nearly three times Indiana's legal limit of 0.08 percent, according to an affidavit. "Sessions directed all federal prosecutors to prioritize charging aliens that illegally re-enter the country, especially if they are a risk to public safety or there is a criminal history present".

Federal prosecutors on Wednesday charged Orrego-Savala with illegal re-entry after deportation, a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

President Donald Trump drew added attention to the case on Twitter, calling the highway collision that killed Jackson and Monroe "disgraceful".

Meyer says he is working with Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry about opening an investigation into possible identity crimes Orrego-Savla may have committed while living in Indiana. Jeffrey Monroe, 54, of Avon, Indiana, was the ride-share driver who also was killed in the crash around 4 a.m. Sunday. "We will simply seek justice on behalf of the families of those two victims".

Immigration officers first arrested Orrego-Savala in San Francisco in 2006, an ICE spokeswoman confirmed Monday evening.

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