Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson was killed early toward the beginning of today when he was hit by a presumed alcoholic driver, the Indianapolis Star reports. A 54-year-old man with Jackson was additionally killed.
Indiana State Police say Jackson and the other man were remaining close to a halted vehicle in the crisis shoulder of Interstate 70 when a pickup truck drove onto the shoulder and hit them both.
Police trust Jackson took a ride share driven by the other man, recognized as Jeffrey Monroe.
The driver of the pickup truck, distinguished as 37-year-old Alex Cabrera Gonsales of Indianapolis, endeavored to escape by walking yet was gotten by cops as he attempted to flee on an off-ramp.
Police say Gonsales did not have a driver’s permit and was inebriated.
“We were grief stricken to hear the news of Edwin Jackson’s passing,” the Colts said in an announcement.
“Edwin was adored by all in the Colts association. We respected his cordial identity, aggressive soul and dedicated mindset.
He was all around regarded among all with whom he ran into each other, and he will be extraordinarily missed in our locker room and all through our whole association.
We likewise comprehend that someone else lost his life in the mischance, just including to our distress this day. We are stunned and disheartened by this catastrophe, and our musings and supplications are with the groups of the two men amid this troublesome time.”
Jackson experienced childhood in Atlanta and was eminent as an extraordinary all-around competitor who was his secondary school group’s kicker and punter was well as a linebacker, and furthermore was a champion wrestler.
He at first played school football at Georgia Southern as a stroll on yet later earned a grant, and made it to the NFL as an undrafted free specialist, first with the Cardinals and after that with the Colts.
He played every one of the 16 recreations in 2016 yet spent the 2017 season on harmed save. Jackson was 26 years of age.