Edwin Jackson Killed by Drunk Driver in Indianapolis


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Indianapolis Colts player Edwin Jackson was killed by a drunk driver in the early hours of February 4. He was 26 years old. The Indianapolis Star reports that Jackson was killed at around 4 a.m. along I-70. Another man, Jeffrey Monroe, 54, was also killed. The Indiana State Police believe that Monroe, a ride-share driver, was driving the Jackson when the NFL player felt ill. Monroe pulled over and the two got out of the car. That’s when cops think a man driving a black Ford F-150 truck drove into the emergency hard shoulder and killed the two men.

Sergeant John Perrine said in a statement, via the Indy Star, “One of the people struck was thrown into the center lane of I-70. Shortly after the crash, and before any 911 calls were received, Trooper Ty Mays was driving through the area and noticed a vehicle in front of him make an evasive maneuver to the left.”