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Published: 9 months ago
Edwin Jackson, a linebacker for the Indianapolis Colts, was killed when he was hit on the side of the road by a car early Sunday morning, according to multiple news reports. He was 26 years old.
Jackson was a passenger in a car driven by Jeffrey Monroe, a ride share driver. Jackson felt ill so Monroe pulled his car on to the shoulder and both men exited the vehicle. They were struck by a pick-up truck while on the shoulder and both men died at the scene. Monroe was 54.
The driver of the pick-up truck was arrested after trying to flee. He did not have a license and is suspected of driving while intoxicated.
The Indianapolis Colts released a statement:
"We were heartbroken to hear the news of Edwin Jackson's passing," the Colts said in a statement. "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."
The Colts singed Jackson to their practice squad in 2015. He played 8 games at inside linebacker for the Colts in 2016. He missed all of last season with an injury.
Jackson played in college for Georgia Southern where he was a first team All-Sun-Belt Conference selection in 2014.
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