Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson has died after being hit by a suspected drink driver in Indiana, who may have been in the country illegally.
Jackson, 26, had fallen ill and was waiting beside Interstate 70 in Indiana when he was struck, along with his driver, by a pickup truck.
Jackson and 54-year-old Jeffrey Monroe were pronounced dead just before 4 am on Sunday. It’s believed that Monroe worked for a ride-sharing app and was driving Jackson before they pulled to the side of the road, possibly because Jackson had fallen ill.
The driver of the Ford F-150 was identified as 37-year-old Alex Cabrera Gonsales, a Guatemalan citizen who is in the U.S. illegally and had been deported twice. Gonsales tried to flee the scene on foot but was later apprehended by police and transported to a local jail.
The incident remains under investigation.