Indianapolis, IN – Indianapolis Colts player Edwin Jackson was killed by a suspected drunk driver on Sunday morning.
The incident happened just before 4 a.m. on the westbound lanes of I-70 just west of Holt Rd, according to Indy Star.
Indy Star reports that Jackson was getting a ride from ride share operator when Jackson got sick, prompting the driver to pull over.
Jackson was standing near their stopped vehicle on the side of the highway when a Ford F-150, driven by the suspected drunk driver, drove on to the shoulder and struck Jackson and the ride share driver. Both Jackson and the ride share driver were killed.
The suspect fled the scene on foot after the collision. He was arrested a short time later.
The Colts released a statement which said:
“We were heartbroken to hear the news of Edwin Jackson’s passing. Edwin was loved by all in the Colts organization. We admired his outgoing personality, competitive spirit and hard-working mentality. He was well-respected among all with whom he crossed paths, and he will be greatly missed in our locker room and throughout our entire organization. We also understand that another person lost his life in the accident, only adding to our sorrow on this day. We are shocked and saddened by this tragedy, and our thoughts and prayers are with the families of both men during this difficult time.”