President Trump Calls Edwin Jackson's Death 'So Disgraceful'

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Tragedy struck the Indianapolis Colts last Sunday when one of their players were killed in a road accident.

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

Authorities arrested Orrego-Savala early Sunday morning shortly after he slammed into Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and Uber driver Jeffrey Monroe as they were standing on the emergency shoulder of Interstate 70 in Indianapolis.

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

Colts owner Jim Irsay said he would pay for the funerals of Jackson and Monroe. The driver, who had been using the alias Alex Cabrera Gonsales, is a citizen of Guatemala.

An undocumented immigrant accused of killing Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson in a drunk-driving incident was charged with four felonies in his death.

The 37-year-old Orrego-Savala, who had twice previously been deported from the USA, in 2007 and 2009, gave an alias to officers when apprehended. 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.

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"He's very distraught to say the least", Orrego Saval's attorney, Jorge Torres, said.

Jackson and the driver of his ride-share auto were killed after a black Ford F-150 pickup driven by a 37-year-old man struck both of them as they were standing on the side of a highway by their stopped vehicle.

The two most serious charges each carry maximum sentence of up to 20 years in prison. He is also facing a federal case, as he is in the United States illegally, having been deported in 2007 and again in 2009. He was charged late Tuesday by federal prosecutors with illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien.

President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Tuesday morning and called the accident that claimed the life of Jackson "disgraceful".

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday sought to use the death of an National Football League player in a vehicle crash - blamed on an undocumented migrant - to bolster his campaign to tighten border security.

Trump tweeted about the case Tuesday, saying it's "so disgraceful" that Jackson was killed by a person who was in the US illegally.

"To be very honest with you, after Sunday's events with the passing of Edwin Jackson and Jeffrey Monroe, it was a very tough two days". Trump made no aggressive claims to improve domestic gun control laws and simply said, "My warmest condolences and sympathies to the victims and families of the awful Las Vegas shooting".

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