New details are emerging about the suspect who allegedly killed NFL player Edwin Jackson and another man in a Sunday morning in a drunk driving crash near Indianapolis.
The Indy Star reports that Manuel Orrego-Savala, 37, who reportedly gave officers the fake name, Alex Cabrera Gonsales, is accused of crashing into Jackson and his ride sharing partner, 54-year-old Jeffrey Monroe, as they stood near the I-70 emergency lane, close to their stopped vehicle at around 4:30 a.m. Orrego-Savala allegedly smashed a black Ford F-150 into the pair as he swerved into the emergency shoulder, due to drinking and driving. Police also indicated that Gonsales was driving the vehicle without a license.
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According to the Indiana State Police, Orrego-Savala is an undocumented immigrant from Guatemala who was deported twice in the past, in 2007 and 2009. His deportation in 2009 followed a drunk driving conviction in San Francisco, an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) spokesperson confirmed to the Indy Star.
Authorities indicated that the suspect’s blood alcohol level on Sunday morning registered at .15, nearly twice the legal limit in the state of Indiana.
“This news should make all Americans angry. A twice-deported illegal immigrant is suspected of killing 2 Hoosiers, including Colts LB Edwin Jackson,” Indiana Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Ind., tweeted on Monday. “We must do more to get these dangerous illegal immigrant criminals off our streets, build a wall & put an end to illegal immigration.”
Jackson later said in a statement that “the loss of life at the hands of illegal immigrant criminals should make all Hoosiers sad and ultimately angry.”
“We must do more to get these dangerous illegal immigrant criminals off of our streets, and guarantee this never happens again by building a wall, ending sanctuary cities, and stopping illegal immigration once and for all,” Jackson continued, according to FOX News.
Indiana State Police Sgt. John Perrine told Fox News that Orrego-Savala used the fake Gonsales so much in the past that he left a paper trail. The suspect is currently being held in the Marion County jail, and Federal Immigration officials placed a hold on him.
[Feature Photo: Manuel Orrego-Savala via Indiana State Police, Edwin Jackson via AP/File]