Edwin Jackson of the Indianapolis Colts was one of two people killed in a car crash early Sunday morning involving a drunk driver on Interstate 70 in Avon, Indiana, just outside of Indianapolis.
According to the Indy Star, the 26-year-old Colts linebacker was standing alongside 54-year-old Jeffrey Monroe near a parked vehicle on the emergency shoulder when a Ford F-150 pickup truck struck and killed both.
The driver of the pickup truck attempted to flee the scene on foot, later apprehended and identified as 37-year-old Alex Cabrera Gonsales. He was driving without a license.
Jackson, who went to college at Georgia Southern and previously played for the Arizona Cardinals, was signed by the Colts in January of 2016.
He recorded 66 tackles and 2 sacks that season before being placed on injured reserve to start to 2017 season.