Guatemalan to be sentenced in crash that killed Colts player
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – A man from Guatemala living illegally in the U.S. is set for sentencing in a drunken driving crash that killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and his Uber driver.
Manuel Orrego-Savala will be sentenced Friday, two months after he pleaded guilty to two counts of operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content of .15 or more, causing death.
The 37-year-old driver’s blood alcohol content was 0.19 percent when his truck crashed into Jackson and Uber driver Jeffrey Monroe in February on Interstate 70. Monroe had pulled over because Jackson was ill.
FILE – This file photo provided by the Indiana State Police shows Manuel Orrego-Savala, of Guatemala. Orrego-Savala, living illegally in the U.S., pleaded guilty Friday, July 20, 2018, to driving drunk when he killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and his Uber driver on Feb. 4. 2018. Orrego-Savala is due to be sentenced Sept. 21, 2018. (Indiana State Police via AP, File)
Authorities say Orrego-Savala had been deported twice from the U.S. and was in the country illegally when the crash happened.
The case became a flash point in the nation’s immigration debate.
FILE – In this Feb. 7, 2018, file photo, Manuel Orrego-Savala walks out of a courtroom in Indianapolis. Orrego-Savala pleaded guilty Friday, July 20, 2018, for the crash that killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and his Uber driver on Feb. 4, 2018. He is scheduled to be sentenced Sept. 21, 2018. (Mykal McEldowney/The Indianapolis Star via AP, File) /The Indianapolis Star via AP)
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