Donald Trump: 'Disgraceful' that illegal immigrant killed Colts' Edwin Jackson

Trump: 'Disgraceful' that man in US illegally allegedly killed athlete
Trump calls on Dems to 'get tough' on immigration after Colt's death

10 February, 2018

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.

The 37-year-old Orrego-Savala was convicted in 2005 for driving under the influence in California.

IN police identified the suspect as Manuel Orrego-Savala, a Guatemalan national.

After Orrego-Savala's arrest, a U.S. Department of Homeland Security agent began reviewing his file, according to a criminal complaint.

Manuel Orrego-Zavala was charged Wednesday by prosecutors in the state of Indianapolis with four felony counts of failing to remain at the scene of an accident and causing a deadly accident while drunk.

Monroe and Jackson were stopped on the side of Interstate 70 in Indianapolis when they were hit early Sunday morning.

Edwin Jackson, 26, started eight games in 2016 for the Colts, but did not play this past season due to an injury. A state trooper spotted the wreckage and as he slowed to stop for the crash, he struck the body in the center lane, officials said. He is scheduled for an initial hearing in Marion County Circuit Court on Wednesday.

FILE - In this November 20, 2016 file photo, Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson (53) walks off the field following an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans in Indianapolis.

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The deaths of Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and his Uber driver in IN were "completely preventable" had more stringent immigration laws and a wall for enforcing them had been in place, Rep. Todd Rokita said Wednesday.

Both men were outside the auto when a black Ford F-150 drove into the shoulder and struck the vehicle. He was convicted of driving without a license past year in Boone County, Ind. under an alias, Boone Country Prosecutor Todd Meyer said in a news release.

A little more than two years later, in March 2009, he was again arrested in San Francisco and then deported that May.

Just learned about the passing of one of my favorite teammates.

Federal prosecutors on Tuesday charged Orrego-Zavala with illegal re-entry into the U.S., a crime for which he could face 10 years in prison.

Monroe and Jackson were pronounced dead at the scene by the Marion County Coroner's Office.

A spokesman for Jackson's family has said his relatives are devastated and planned no response to Trump's tweets about the crash and the suspect's immigration status. Always happy. always uplifting. always humble.he was a true shining light on this earth.Such an incredibly sad day for anybody who has ever been lucky enough to be around or befriend Edwin Jackson.

Trump was not the only GOP politician to use Jackson's death to renew calls for increased security along the southern US border with Mexico.

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