Guatemalan pleads guilty in crash that killed Colts player

A Guatemalan man living illegally in the U.S. has pleaded guilty to driving drunk when he killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and his Uber driver.

Posted: Jul 20, 2018 5:06 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A Guatemalan man living illegally in the U.S. has pleaded guilty to driving drunk when he killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and his Uber driver.

WRTV reports Manuel Orrego-Savala pleaded guilty Friday to two counts of operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content of .15 or more, causing death.

Orrego-Savala had a BAC of 0.19 percent when his truck crashed into Uber driver Jeffrey Monroe's vehicle on the shoulder of Interstate 70 on Feb. 4. Jackson was a passenger.

Orrego-Savala's due to be sentenced Sept. 14 and faces a possible maximum sentence of 16 years in prison and a possible fine of up to $20,000.

Under a plea agreement, prosecutors agreed to drop two counts of failing to remain at the scene of an accident.

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