NFL star Edwin Jackson killed by ‘drunk driver’ hours before Super Bowl
NFL star and Indianapolis Colts linebacker, Edwin Jackson, 26, was killed after being hit by a suspected drunken driver early Sunday, just hours before the Super Bowl clash between New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagle.
The Indiana State Police confirmed his death to NFL.com, saying he was one of two people killed in the incident.
The authorities said they were hit by a black Ford F-150 while standing outside a vehicle on the shoulder of the I-70 in Indianapolis.
According to the Indiana State Police, the truck struck the rear of the car and hit both people before 4a.m. The driver of the vehicle reportedly fled the scene on foot, but was nabbed shortly after and was identified as Alex Cabrera.
Police say Cabrera was driving without a license, and they believe he was intoxicated at the time.
Police also identified the other man killed in the incident as Jeffrey Monroe, 54. Police believe Monroe “stopped his 2018 Lincoln on the side of the road after Jackson, his passenger, became ill. Both men were outside the vehicle before they were hit.”