Trump Responds To NFL Player Being Killed By Illegal Immigrant In DUI Accident

"This is just one of many such preventable tragedies."

On Tuesday morning, President Trump responded to the news that Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson, 26, was killed in an accident Sunday involving a twice-deported illegal immigrant who was driving at nearly three times the legal alcohol limit.

"So disgraceful that a person illegally in our country killed @Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson. This is just one of many such preventable tragedies. We must get the Dems to get tough on the Border, and with illegal immigration, FAST!" wrote Trump, referencing his immigration agenda.

"My prayers and best wishes are with the family of Edwin Jackson, a wonderful young man whose life was so senselessly taken," he added in a follow-up post.

On Sunday, a driver plowed his truck into a ride-share vehicle carrying Jackson, killing both Jackson and the driver, Jeffrey Monroe, 54. The Colts issued a statement announcing the tragic incident on Sunday.

As The Daily Wire's Ryan Saavedra reported Monday, the man arrested for driving the truck, Manuel Orrego-Savala (alias Alex Cabrera Gonsales), is a 37-year-old Guatemalan national who was in the country illegally despite having been deported twice.

Orrego-Savala, who had no driver's license and was being sought by federal authorities for deportation, was booked at Marion County Jail. His blood-alcohol level was 0.239%, nearly three times Indiana's 0.08% limit.

"CBS 4 Indianapolis reported early Monday morning that Gonsales was using an alias and that his real name is Manuel Orrego-Savala, an illegal alien who has been deported multiple times from the U.S., once in 2007 and in 2009," Saavedra reports.

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