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February 10, 2018

Investigators said they believe Orrego-Savala, who lives in Indianapolis, was intoxicated and driving without a license.

Mears says investigators want to compare the DNA to samples taken from inside the pickup truck that hit and killed the two victims along Interstate 70. But he notes that there's already "pretty strong circumstantial evidence in the case".

Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry said in a statement that comments politicizing the fatal crash were "ghoulish and inappropriate, "The Associated Press reported on Wednesday".

The Democrat is handling the criminal case against the suspect, 37-year-old Manuel Orrego-Savala.

The judge set his bond at $200,000 after entering a not guilty plea on his behalf, and charged him with four felonies. They have that authority", Said attorney Jack Crawford President Trump tweeted Tuesday: "President Trump has often, referenced the Kate Steinle shooting as an example of the need for stronger borders. We must get the Dems to get tough on the Border, and with illegal immigration.

"Edwin was loved by all in the Colts organization", the team said.

Orrego-Savala said he hired an attorney.

The case has gained attention from President Donald Trump and others in the immigration debate. Federal and county prosecutors spelled his last name as "Orrego-Zavala" in charging documents, but his attorney said his name is spelled Orrego-Savala, a spelling that's listed among his aliases in the federal documents. A federal immigration charge was filed against him Tuesday. ICE said it has placed an immigration detainer on Orrego-Savala at the Marion County Jail.

The illegal immigrant suspected in the drunk driving death of an Indianapolis Colts player and Uber driver was convicted previous year under an alias, in prosecutors said Tuesday.

When Orrego-Savala appeared before a judge on Tuesday, he questioned why he was in court, and claimed he wasn't driving the vehicle in the fatal crash, according to the court clerk.

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The crash happened shortly before 4 a.m. along I-70, according to the Indianapolis Star.

Judge Grant Hawkins read Orrego-Savala's rights.

Investigators said Orrego-Savala was driving the pickup truck that hit Jackson and his Uber driver, 54-year-old Jeffrey Monroe, while the men were standing outside Monroe's auto early Sunday along Interstate 70.

So disgraceful that a person illegally in our country killed @Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson.

Orrego-Savala, who gave officers a fake name when he was arrested, was deported in 2007 and 2009, and was again living illegally in the USA, police said.

"Drunk driving has nothing to do with immigration status". He was deported twice before.

Police said Orrego-Savala was the driver of the F-150. He was deported in 2007 and 2009. He was charged late Tuesday by federal prosecutors with illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien. Rep. Todd Rokita of IN tweeted that Jackson's death "should make all Americans angry", and called for a border wall and an "end to illegal immigration". That charge carries a sentence of up to 10 years in prison. They recalled him as being caring and amusing.

Jackson, 26, and driver Jeffrey Monroe, 54, were standing outside Monroe's vehicle along I-70 after Jackson became ill while Monroe was transporting him for the ride-hailing company, police said.

Both men were standing outside the auto when a black Ford F-150 pickup truck drove onto the emergency shoulder and struck them.

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

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