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Colts Linebacker Edwin Jackson Killed by a Suspected Drunk Driver

The Colts franchise suffered a crushing loss in their family early Sunday, as linebacker Edwin Jackson was killed by a suspected drunk driver this weekend in an accident on I-70.

The driver of the pickup truck, identified as 37-year-old Alex Cabrera Gonsales of Indianapolis, tried to flee on foot but was caught by police officers as he tried to run away on an exit ramp. Police say Gonsales did not have a driver’s license and was intoxicated.

“We were heartbroken to hear the news of Edwin Jackson’s passing,” the Colts said in a statement. “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.”

Thoughts and prayers to the Jackson and Colts family in this tragic time.

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