NFL linebacker killed by suspected drunk driver on highway

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asked Feb 14 by BettyePeters (940 points)
Edwin Jackson of the Indianapolis Colts.
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thảm nhựaIndianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson was one of two men killed when a suspected drunken driver struck them as they stood outside their car along a highway.


A ride-sharing operator, who was one of the victims, pulled over after Jackson became ill.


The ride-sharing operator was helping Jackson when both were struck by a pickup truck.


The truck's driver tried to flee on foot but was quickly captured.



INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson was one of two men killed early Sunday when a suspected drunken driver struck them as they stood outside their car along a highway in Indianapolis, the team and police said.

The Colts said in a statement Sunday that the team is "heartbroken" by Jackson's death and that the 26-year-old "was loved by all in the Colts organization."

State police identified the victims as Jackson, who grew up thảm nhựa lưới in Atlanta, and 54-year-old Jeffrey Monroe, of Avon, Indiana. Police say they were killed when a suspected drunken driver struck them as they stood outside their car along Interstate 70 on Indianapolis' west side.

Police said that it's believed that Monroe was a ride-sharing operator who was transporting Jackson when Jackson became ill. Monroe pulled over to the side of the highway and got out to help Jackson when both were struck by a pickup truck that also hit Monroe's car, police said.

The pickup's driver, a 37-year-old Indianapolis man, tried to flee on foot but was quickly captured, State Police said. The man was believed to be intoxicated and was driving without a license, police said.

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