Colts linebacker killed by drunk driver on I-70

Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson, who had earned the nickname “Pound Cake”, died Sunday morning after being hit a by suspected drunk driver on Interstate 70.

According to Indiana State Police, Jackson was one of two people killed after a crash shortly before 4 a.m. Jackson and 54-year-old Jeffrey Monroe of Avon were standing near a stopped vehicle when a Ford F-150 driven by Alex Cabrera Gonsales drove onto the emergency shoulder and struck them both.

Jackson was 26.

In addition of suspected driving while under the influence, Gonsales was driving on a suspended license and attempted to flee the scene after the accident. He was apprehended by police.

“It is believed Gonsales was intoxicated and was driving without a license,” Sgt. John Perrine said in a statement. “He was transported to the Marion County Jail, the result of the test for intoxication is pending.”

Jackson spent 2016 on the practice squad for the Colts and had been placed on injured reserve in September of 2017.

Colts owner Jim Irsay tweeted the following message about Jackson, “Our hearts and prayers are with Edwin Jackson’s family. Terrific young man, respected and liked by all. Rest In Peace, Edwin.”