Colts LB Edwin Jackson Struck and Killed By Suspected Drunk Driver

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According to the Indy Star, Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and another man were killed by a suspected drunk driver early Sunday morning. Jackson and the man he was with, Jeffrey Monroe, were standing on a shoulder on Interstate 70 when a Ford F-150 hit them both — the report notes the driver was both intoxicated and without a license:

The driver of the pickup truck, identified as 37-year-old Alex Cabrera Gonsales of Indianapolis, tried to flee the scene on foot.
He was apprehended shortly after on the ramp to Holt Road by Mays, police said.
“It is believed Gonsales was intoxicated and was driving without a license,” Perrine said in a statement. “He was transported to the Marion County Jail, the result of the test for intoxication is pending.”

The Colts released the following statement:

“We were heartbroken to hear the news of Edwin Jackson’s passing. Edwin was loved by all in the Colts organization. We admired his outgoing personality, competitive spirit and hard-working mentality. He was well-respected among all with whom he crossed paths, and he will be greatly missed in our locker room and throughout our entire organization. We also understand that another person lost his life in the accident, only adding to our sorrow on this day. We are shocked and saddened by this tragedy, and our thoughts and prayers are with the families of both men during this difficult time.”

Jackson, just 26, played in 16 games for the Colts in the 2016 season and recorded 42 tackles and two sacks. He was on injured reserve this past season.

Reaction to Jackson’s death from members of the Colts organization:

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