Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson killed by suspected drunk driver

Edwin Jackson.
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Colts lineback Edwin Jackson, 26, was killed Sunday morning after he was hit by a suspected drunk driver while stopped on the side of Interstate 70 in Indianapolis, the Indiana State Police Department announced Sunday.

Authorities say the car Jackson was in pulled over because he became ill. The driver, a 54-year-old ride-sharing operator named Jeffery Monroe, was outside helping Jackson when a person driving a Ford F-150 veered into the emergency shoulder and crashed into the back of the vehicle, hitting and killing Jackson and Monroe. One of the bodies flew and landed in the center lane of the interstate, where it was hit by a state trooper reporting to the scene. The driver of the F-150, identified as 37-year-old Alex Cabrera Gonsales, was believed to be intoxicated, and he was arrested after trying to run away from the scene.

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