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American National Football League, NFL, linebacker, Edwin Jackson has been killed by a drunk driver, on the eve of the Super Bowl.

The Indianapolis Colts was one of two people killed in an incident on Interstate 70 in Indiana.

State police confirmed that the 26-year-old and 54-year-old Jeffrey Monroe were standing near a red motionless vehicle when a black Ford pick-up truck drove onto the hard shoulder and struck them both.

Police say they believe the driver of the truck, Alex Cabrera Gonsales, was intoxicated. He reportedly tried fleeing the scene on foot after the crash, but he was apprehended by authorities.

Indianapolis Colts confirmed the tragic incident through its verified Twitter handle.

https://twitter.com/Colts/status/960249423258443776

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