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An undocumented immigrant illegally living in the USA has been charged in the drunk driving crash that killed a Colts player and his Uber driver early Sunday in Indianapolis.

The man who allegedly killed ex-Colts LB Edwin Jackson and his Uber driver while wasted drunk has been charged with 4 felonies. and now faces more than a decade in prison.

Investigators said Orrego-Savala was living illegally in the U.S.at the time of Sunday's crash.

The Mercury News reports Orrego-Savala was then deported twice - in 2007 and 2009 - following arrests in San Francisco.

The driver suspected of hitting and killing National Football League linebacker Edwin Jackson and his ride-share driver on Sunday had a prior conviction for driving under the influence and had twice been deported, according to US Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

"Police say Orrego-Savala, 37, had a blood-alcohol level almost three times the legal limit when he allegedly hit and killed Edwin Jackson, a 26-year-old Colts linebacker, and 54-year-old Jeffrey Monroe, Jackson's Uber driver, around 4 a.m. Sunday".

Torres also said that Orrego-Savala's immigration status has no bearing on the crash case. The Georgia Southern product had 61 tackles and two sacks and started eight games in 2016 for the Colts. "Edwin was loved by all in the Colts organization".

Manuel Orrego-Savala, who was in the country illegally, was the drunken driver responsible for the death of Edwin Jackson. He notes that Orrego-Savala has been living in IN for several years and doing construction work in the Indianapolis area.

Police believe that Monroe was driving and had pulled to the side of the road and got out of the auto to assist Jackson, who became ill. "We admired his outgoing personality, competitive spirit and hardworking mentality".

Meyer said his office prosecuted Orrego-Savala in August 2017 under the false identity of Alex Cabrera Gonsales, the same alias he gave to the Indiana State Police after being arrested for the crash Sunday.

Prosecutors filed a motion seeking a DNA sample from Orrego-Savala, arguing it could help determine whether he was in the truck that hit Jackson and Monroe.

Curry filed felony charges Wednesday against Orrego-Savala. Police said both of them were outside of the vehicle.

Gonsales was again driving with a license.

He has not yet been charged in Jackson and Monroe's deaths, but is being held in the Marion County Jail and is due for an initial hearing Wednesday morning. He was sentenced to two days in the Boone County Jail and was released after one day served, according to the court documents.

County authorities gave the suspect's name as Orrego-Savala, but the USA attorney's office identified him as Orrego-Zavala.

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