Immigration takes center stage in deaths of Colts player, Uber driver

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Orrego-Savala attempted to flee the scene of the accident on foot, but he was immediately apprehended by Indiana State Police and is now being held in county jail.

Manuel Orrego-Savala, 37, who came into the United States illegally from Guatemala, was charged with four felony counts related to the Sunday crash along Interstate 70 in Indianapolis. Jackson, 26, and Uber driver Jeffrey Monroe, 54, were hit and killed around 4 a.m. on Sunday on Interstate 70 in IN - apparently while standing outside their vehicle on the emergency shoulder.

Police said after the truck hit them, Orrego-Savala then tried to flee the scene on foot before being arrested. Court documents allege a blood test conducted at a hospital determined Orrego-Savala had a blood-alcohol level of 0.19 percent, more than double Indiana's legal limit for driving.

Orrego-Savala, and was again living illegally in the the time of the crash, according to investigators.

Orrego-Zavala's defence attorney, Jorge Torres, said in an interview on Wednesday that his client's immigration status was irrelevant to the case. Orrego-Savala is a citizen of Guatemala by birth, not Mexico as Marion County Jail records show.

In this darkest moment, we choose to remember Edwin for the wonderful things he accomplished in his short time on earth, including the Edwin Jackson 53 Foundation that he started to empower athletes and youth. According to a release from Indiana State Police, Edwin Jackson was the passenger in an Uber vehicle when he got sick.

Trump commented about the death of Jackson, who most recently played for the Indianapolis Colts, in a tweet Tuesday morning.

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He was taken to the Montgomery County Detention Facility, where he was being held under a $100,000 bond, a report said. WSFA-TV reports that 44-year-old Germaine Moore turned himself into Millbrook Police around 2:30 a.m.

Investigators said they believe Orrego-Savala, who lives in Indianapolis, was intoxicated and driving without a license. Indianapolis television station WRTV reported that Orrego-Savala told the judge through an interpreter: "I wasn't driving the auto".

In Tuesday's federal criminal complaint, he was charged with illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien. They say he was walking away when they caught him.

Orrego-Savala does not now have an attorney, but one will be appointed before Wednesday morning's initial hearing. Aside from his two prior deportations, Orrego-Savala was convicted in 2005 for driving under the influence in Redwood City, Calif., according to ICE.

Police in Whitestown, Ind. pulled over Orrego-Savala after he failed to stop at a stop sign, reports the Indianapolis Star.

"I don't know why I'm here", Orrego-Savala said.

Orrego-Savala is next scheduled to appear in Marion Superior Court on Wednesday morning for an initial hearing. Jackson and Monroe were standing outside the driver's auto before being hit by a pickup truck, according to police.