Donald Trump: 'Disgraceful' that illegal immigrant killed Colts' Edwin Jackson

Casey Dawson
February 10, 2018

"Orrego-Savala is in the United States illegally and has previously been deported on two occasions, in 2007 and again in 2009", Sgt. John Perrine said in a statement.

Manuel Orrego-Zavala was charged Wednesday by prosecutors in the state of Indianapolis with four felony counts of failing to remain at the scene of an accident and causing a deadly accident while drunk. A federal immigration charge was filed against him Tuesday. He was arrested shortly after the fatal crash.

The Colts linebacker and the Avon man, Jackson's Uber driver died after a suspected drunk driver hit them on Interstate 70 early Sunday morning. "Sessions directed all federal prosecutors to prioritize charging aliens that illegally re-enter the country, especially if they are a risk to public safety or there is a criminal history present".

Orrego-Savala is next scheduled to appear in Marion Superior Court on Wednesday morning for an initial hearing. "I don't know why I am here".

In a preliminary breathalyzer test, Orrego-Savala had a.239 percent blood alcohol concentration, about three times the legal limit to drive, according to a criminal affidavit.

Trump drew added attention to the case on Twitter, calling the highway collision "disgraceful", and prodded Democrats to work with him on illegal immigration and border security.

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Trump tweeted about the case Tuesday, saying it's "so disgraceful" that Jackson was killed by a person who was in the US illegally.

Trump went on to offer condolences to Jackson's family, and called him a "wonderful young man". "The family is in shock, as you can imagine". Collectively, Orrego-Savala is facing well-over a decade in prison if he is convicted.

Investigators say the suspect, 37-year-old Manuel Orrego-Savala, has twice been deported from the USA and was illegally living in the country at the time of Sunday's crash in Indianapolis.

Investigators said they believe Orrego-Savala, who lives in Indianapolis, was intoxicated and driving without a license. He is being held in the Marion County (Indiana) jail while the police work with USA federal immigration officials. Jackson and Monroe were standing outside the driver's vehicle before being hit by a pickup truck, according to police.

Mr. Trump and his allies have seized on the news as a prime example of why they say the country needs tougher immigration laws. Investigators say Jackson and his Uber driver, 54-year-old Jeffrey Monroe, were standing outside Monroe's auto when they were struck and killed by a pickup truck driven by Orrego-Savala. I think the people making it partisan are the democrats frankly, because they mostly want to ignore the reality that you can not have a sovereign nation without a secure border.

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