A Colt's Linebacker and one other struck and killed on I-70
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Indianapolis Colt’s Inside Linebacker Edwin Jackson and one other were killed in a car crash on Sunday, according to Indiana State Police.
The crash happened around 4 a.m. Sunday on I-70.
Police say that Jackson, 26, Jeffrey Monroe, 54, were outside of a stopped vehicle when an alleged drunk driver struck and killed both of them.
Uber confirmed that Monroe was Jackson's driver.
Alex Cabrera Gonsales, 37, of Indianapolis fled the scene on foot after hitting the two with his black Ford F-150.
Gonsales was transported to the Marion County Jail for suspicion of driving while intoxicated and without a license.
The Colt’s released a statement on Sunday:
“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.”