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Police: Suspect In Colts Player's Crash Death Deported Twice

Indiana State Police said Monday that 37-year-old Manuel Orrego-Savala is a citizen of Guatemala and gave officers a fake name following the Sunday accident.2018-02-05T00:00:00-05:00
Police: Suspect In Colts Player's Crash Death Deported Twice

Manuel Orrego-Savala has been arrested and is being held in the Marion County Jail.

Indiana State Police

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana State Police say a man being held in a suspected drunken driving crash that killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson has twice been deported from the U.S.

Sgt. John Perrine says 37-year-old Manuel Orrego-Savala had been using an alias.

“We determined his real name was something different and that he is a citizen of Guatemala," Perrine says. "We also learned he has been deported from the United States twice -- once in 2007 and again in 2009 -- and he’s living here illegally.”

Orrego-Savala remained in the Marion County Jail on Monday.

Police say the 26-year-old Jackson and 54-year-old Jeffrey Monroe were standing outside their car along Interstate 70 in Indianapolis when they were hit and killed by a pickup truck being driven by Orrego-Savala.

Police say they believe Orrego-Savala was intoxicated and driving without a license. Police say they're working with prosecutors on potential criminal charges.

WFYI's Taylor Bennett contributed to this report.



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