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President Donald Trump Tweets About Edwin Jackson Death

Trump's tweet focused on Orrego-Savala's immigration status, calling it "disgraceful."

INDIANAPOLIS -- President Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday morning about the death of Indianapolis Colts player Edwin Jackson. 

Jackson was killed early Sunday morning when he and his Uber driver, 54-year-old Jeffrey Monroe, were pulled over on I-70 near Holt Road. They were outside the vehicle when a Ford F-150 crashed into them, killing both men. 

Police say the suspected driver, Manuel Orrego-Savala, 37, was intoxicated at the time of the crash. His BAC measured at 0.239 percent -- three times the legal limit.

Orrego-Savala, a citizen of Guatemala by birth, is in the United States illegally, according to Indiana State Police. He had been previously deported in 2007 and 2009.

Trump's tweet focused on Orrego-Savala's immigration status, calling it "disgraceful."

He followed that tweet with a second tweet, expressing his condolences to Jackson's family: 

President Trump made no mention of Jeffrey Monroe in his tweets.

Federal immigration officials have placed a hold on Orrego-Savala, meaning that he cannot be released from the Marion County Jail and may instead be transferred to Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials .

A spokesman for the U.S. attorney’s office said the agency is looking at the case for possible federal charges.

Orrego-Savala has an initial hearing at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday.

(Photo by RTV6.)

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